September 26, 2023


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NRC reiterates commitment to staff welfare, and diversification of revenue drive.


The Chairman, Board of Nigeria Railway Corporation, NRC Alhaji Ibrahim Alhassan said this at the commissioning of newly constructed 320 million naira 40 Bedroom Guest House at Ebute-Metta area of Lagos State. Alhaji Alhassan said it was part of effort to diversify source of revenue from train operations.

He said based on terms of agreement between Railway Property Company Management Limited (RPCML), a subsidiary of NRC and Ojez Entertainment Limited, the latter was selected to manage the guest house after going through the bidding process of 10 other companies.

According to him, the diversification of investment from core train operation was informed by the urgent need to generate more revenue and improve staff welfare.

Board Chairman NRC Alhaji Alhassan.

He advised management of Ojez Entertainment, to synergize with NRC and China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) with a view to informing passengers about the guest house.

The managing director, NRC Engineer Fidet Okhiria, in his remarks said the guest house was built at a cost of 320 million naira and handed over to Ojez Entertainment Limited to manage and maintain.

He enjoined management of Ojez Entertainment to ensure proper maintenance of the facilities including the swimming pool.

NRC Managing Director Engineer Okhiria.

The managing director Railway Property Company Limited, T.A. Zalanga said the guest house boasts of a restaurant and meeting hall fully equipped with functional service facilities that will ensure comfort, safety and relaxation of guests.

“I am happy to inform you that 60 per cent of the construction cost was funded from replacement costs of some of the Nigerian Railway Corporation’s structures that were demolished to pave way for construction of Lagos to Ibadan standard gauge railway line”, he declared.

The managing director of Ojez Entertainment  Limited, Chief Joseph Obeatu promised to maintain high standards in hospitality management in line with international best practices

Afolabi Oyekunle