Nigerian Railway Generates N1.7bn In  Fourth Quarter Of 2023 – NBS

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By; AMOS TAUNA, Kaduna 

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS)  has  said that  the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) generated N1.07bn as revenue from passengers in Q4 of 2023.

It is contained in the NBS Rail Transportation Data for Q4 2023 released in Abuja on Monday.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the report showed a figure of 7.51 per cent decreased compared with the N1.15bn generated in Q4 of 2022.

It further explained that the revenue from goods/cargoes swelled by 169.16 per cent to N423.22m from N157.23m generated in the same period of the previous year.

Other receipts, according to the data grew by 3.02 per cent from the N382.17m recorded in Q4 2022 to N393.72m recorded in Q4 2023.

According to the report, “the number of rail transport passengers in Q4 2023 declined by 49.73 per cent to  672,198 instead of  1,337,108 in the prior period.”

It explained that on an annual basis, the number of rail transport passengers decreased by 32.08 per cent, from 3,212,948 recorded in 2022 to 2,182,388 recorded in 2023, saying that the revenue received from passengers declined by 2.64 per cent in 2023 from the N4.55b recorded in 2022 to N4.43bn in 2023.

The National Bureau of Statistics stated that the volume of cargo and revenue from cargo in 2023 increased by 102.04 per cent and 144.32 per cent respectively, compared with 2022.

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