The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has generated N715.09 million in revenue from passengers in Q3 of 2022.
This is contained in the NBS Rail Transportation Data for Q3 and Q4 2022 released in Abuja on Tuesday.
The report showed that the figure dropped by 60.52 percent compared to the N1.81 billion received in Q3 of 2021.
Similarly, it showed that N101.84 million was collected in Q3 2022 as revenue from goods/ cargos, this dropped by 7.04 percent from N109.56 million received in Q3 2021.
“Also, other receipts grew by 707.31 percent in Q3 2022 from the N14.61 million recorded in Q3 2021.”
The report further showed that the number of rail transport passengers in Q3 2022 dropped by 500,348.
“This is lower than the 696,841 recorded in Q3 2021, representing a growth rate of -28.20 percent.”
In addition, the report showed that 33,312 tonnes of goods were transported in Q3 2022, compared to 51,726 tons reported in Q3 2021.
The report said the corporation generated revenue of N1.15 billion from passengers in Q4 2022, which indicated a decrease of 39.54 percent in Q4 2021 which recorded N1.91 billion.
Also, it said revenue generated from goods in Q4 2022 was N157.23 million, which was higher by 63.56 percent compared to the N96.13 million reported in Q4 2021.
It said other income receipts stood at N382.17 million, an increase of 3,316.18 percent from the N11.19 million recorded in Q4 2021.
The report said in Q4 2022, the number of passengers increased by 30.10 percent from 1.03 million persons recorded in Q4 2021 to 1.34 million persons in Q4 2022.
It said the volume of goods transported decreased by 1.50 percent in Q4 2022.
“However, on an annual basis, the number of passengers increased by 18.36 percent.”