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Nigerian railway corporation. A complete guide

by Dan Hunter
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The Nigerian Railway Corporation(NRC) started operation in 1896 after its establishment. According to report, this corporation went bankrupt several times as a result of mismanagement and corruption. Today, things have changed and  the sector is gradually improving.

Sometime in 2017, the Nigerian Railway Corporation was capable of delivering over 900,000 litres of petroleum products at a go.

By 2019, the NRC was said to have generated more than 80 million Naira monthly in revenue from the Abuja-Kaduna railway.

Nigerian railway corporation latest news

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Nigerian railway corporation headquarters

The headquarters of the Nigeria Railway Corporation is located in Lagos State, Nigeria.

Address: Nigerian Railway Corporation Railway Compound, Ebute-Metta Lagos State.

Phone numbers: +(234) 9051902545, 9054427699.

Email address: info@nrc.gov.ng.

They are available on work days, Monday to Friday – from 8 am to 4 pm.

Nigeria railway corporation train schedule

Not too long ago, the trial operations for the Lagos-Ibadan railway began.

The new Lagos-Ibadan railway is a double-track standard gauge rail. It is the first in West Africa, and also the first part of a new 2,773km Lagos-Kano standard gauge line.

What’s more? These new trains come with more comfort – they are fully air-conditioned.

Another important thing to remind you of in a period like this is that you MUST wear a face mask and have at least an identity card (Work ID, National ID, International passport, or Voters’ card) before you can use this transport system. You will need the identity card to purchase tickets.

Below are few things to remember about the Lagos-ibadan train schedule:

Departure of train from Chief Obafemi Awolowo Station, Moniya, Ibadan is 8 am. It arrives in Lagos State at 10:40 am – at Mobolaji Johnson Station, Ebute Metta.

Again, the train departs from the Mobolaji Johnson Station, Lagos by 4 pm and arrives in Ibadan by 6:41 pm at the Chief Obafemi Awolowo Station, Moniya, Ibadan.

The tickets are in three categories – the economy class ticket, business class ticket, and first class ticket. Prices are N2,500, N5,000, and N6,000 respectively.

This train only has a coach for the First Class category. For the Business Class, two coaches are available.

As a new service, the operation has a limited schedule. Only two train Schedule (Check out Train Schedule in Nigeria) daily. With time, it would expand to up to sixteen daily departures. When the stations are fully completed, service would improve.

The station at Moniya, Ibadan is just a 10 minutes drive from the Ọjọọ main park, Ibadan. That’s like 20 minutes to Iwo road motor parn when traffic is free.

Nigerian railway corporation (headquarters) Lagos

The Nigeria Railway Corporation maintains its headquarters in Lagos State.

It is located at Nigerian Railway Corporation Railway Compound, Ebute-Metta, Lagos.

Nigerian railway corporation salary structure

The minimum wage applies to almost all sectors in Nigeria.

The employees at employees the NRC are also of the Federal Civil Service. The salary structure is the same for other civil service workers.

For decades, the NRC has had several dark times. From underpaid workers to delay in payment, all have been newsmakers.

So what’s the salary structure here like? It all depends on the qualifications and work experience of the employees.

The lowest income may relate with the lowest educational or professional skills/grades. And the highest salaries associated to the highest professional qualifi. That’s how it is for the civil service workers, it’s not different with the NRC.

From a minimum wage level, salary is 30,000.

Nigeria railway corporation recruitment 2020


Are you a graduate or undergraduate? Would you like to work with the Nigerian Railway Corporation? Recruitment is on for candidates who desire to work with this corporation.

Requirements for an Assistant Technical Officer

Must be a Nigerian.

Must be above 18 years of age.

Must have either BSc, Diploma, OND, or NCE in related field.

Finally, candidates are expected to have great interpersonal and communication skills. Additional Technical and Academic qualifications are also welcomed.

Check out requirements for other Job Positions Here.

Nigeria railway corporation management team

In 2020, Fidet Edentalen Okhiria was reappointed as the Managing Director of the NRC, which has been in effect since the 20th of October.

Nigerian railway corporation lagos address

The NRC has an office in Lagos State, Nigeria.

Physical Address: Nigerian Railway Corporation Railway Compound, Ebute-Metta Lagos State.


  • Dan Hunter

    Daniel is a Digital Marketer and a Copywriter. He is a member of the Association of Business Executives (UK). On most days, he enjoys writing, soccer, and spending time with Nature.

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