Contribution Of Tresputation Industry To The Economic Development Of Nigeria (a Case Study Of Nigeria Railway Corporation)

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This project work is a complete work done on the contribution of transportation industry of the economic development Nigeria. The purpose of this project is to know how the  transportation has contributed to the economic development of Nigeria. This project is sufficiently peaceable and comprehensive to absorb the many changes occurring in this work.

Transportation which a mean of moving people and goods from one place to another.  The researcher discussed fully  on the background of rail transport in Nigeria the problems and its contribution to the economic development. I also disc used the purpose of the research and  the definition terms used is the project work.

In chapter two the  researcher had on in depth review contribution made by several authors on the subject matter in question and also made reference to journals magazine and dailies.

Chapter three brought the researcher to derailed discussion.  In this case the researcher used which were asked the respondent also personal interview and direct observation were used.

Finally the researcher stated the findings made necessary recommendation and  finally concluded the work.



Title page

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Table of content




1.1            General background of the subject matter

1.2            Problem associated with the subject matter

1.3            Problem that the study will be concerned with

1.4            The importance of studying the area

1.5            Definition of important terms

1.6            Reference




2.1            The origin of the subject area

2.2            Schools of though with the subject area

2.3            The schools of though relevant to the problem of study

2.4            Different methods of studying the problems

2.5            Summary

2.6            Reference



3.1            Date presentation

3.2            Analysis of the data

3.3            Recommendation

3.4            Reference

3.5            Bibliography








History of  rail transport on Nigeria  stared at 106 years age when the rail was laid linking Lagos and extended to  Ibadan and also linking port Harcourt and extended to Jos for excavation of tin mineral the first rail line  in Lagos was constructed which extended to extended to           Medujri and Carstem  regions and also other regions.

In 1955 when railway corporation stands as co-operative society and was no longer control fully by federal government which is when they are operating in the law act of 1955. the railway  rail line was operating in three different ways the first that stands as old rail line was know as narrow cage the second that stands as new rail line was know s standard cage and it was faster then the formal one the third one is this recent one that commence is existence as of 1955

Railways corporation as a channel of development to a particular area is divided into seven district.  General head office is at Lagos and its head quarters is at Alagumgi Lagos Western district  headquarters is Ibadan,   Eastern distract head quarter is located Enugu and later extended to port- Harcourt Northern district head quarter is at Bauchi North eastern district is located at Carffanchian  and the lest north central district head quarters is at Minna. Nigeria Boil way corporation also have branch at London and Indian

Later in 1918 commenting on the need for rail transportation in Nigeria when   the colony matters was on control Adewusi Alula noted that government while paper on management of rail transport in Nigeria meant good for the sub-sector but added that it relayed its objectives initially.  By 1920 it was clear that Nigeria would operate federal system that would be responsible for the management of railway transportation in Nigeria since he observed that it was the greatest sector that employee the longest number of people in the country. 

Then in 1943 he also absented that  the state of social capital development was very discounting and that the situation called for a rethink and mode for a good motivation if we were sincere to develop.  Now that the situation called for anybody’s action’s to rescue Nigeria was necessary to develop these mode of transport  Jonah Muoha O.C. 1920 observed that the are tension of the rail-line to the hinterland was one of the land mark that made Nigeria great.  And he also  too anxious that while rule was the guardianship needed by the black to over-come backwardness presently Nigeria is still operating on the same act of law 1955



Formally the main problem associated with this study is that Nigeria railway corporation as conceived by the whiles was operational and tonally but under rated the development   of the local economy and local people as many management staff of the company were whites

Another problem is the force rule controlled by the while which they established which sparked off many chins forcing banks to do smoothing by threats. An as of 1920 a military has taken over the aspect of colonialism which is the greatest problem that has faced many union in the  country

Presently the new problem discovered is the issue of mismanagement resource which has been bare of Nigerian’s under development. This result of having inadequate locus oil dute for that reason it was successful into employment of foreigners to manage the corporation for will.  Employing many staff could be a remote problem the corporation is facing because the more staff are employed the more they are paid.

Another problem is strike when there is strike in the office every operation in the rail way station sewage up. This will not only result high transportation cost but also the workers or staff will suffer it

Accident is another problem associated with railway when accident occur in railway majority of people usually loose their lives



Problems that the study will be concerned with are noted below

1.                 To investigate the nature of transportation of goods through the rail

2.                 To examine the effect of efficiency of engines in the railway transportation

3.                 To evaluate the impact of finance in the railway transportation

4.                 To advise on the level of government involvement in the  management of rail corporation

5.                 To evaluate the impact of foreign management   on the management of rail transportation in Nigeria

6.                 To access the effect of mismanagement of resources in the rail transportation of Nigeria

7.                 To discover the impact of the use of railway evaluate weighty goods



The study of the subject matter contribution of transportation  industry to the economic development of Nigeria to a study of rail corporation is  very important to anybody who desires to be conversant with mainly the development  or involvement  in Nigeria economy.

Nigeria railway is a very important port in Nigerian’s polity Michael Imoudu 1941 observable  that the importance of railway to the economic social political and religious development of Nigeria could not be over- emphases. He noted that the region needed that government mostly needed improve the lots of masses.

He particularly stated that the lives of the people much lingered or railway as the clear link between regions noting that a lot of people  had been improved extremely well since railway was constructed.

Before 1914 may northerners had not come to south infact he observed that the first Emire to visit the south was in 1940 when Bernard Bourdillon re-emphasized the   his pat leader Donald Cemeron he also recalled that the lot of people socially and economically had been improving a lot by the constitution of railways in the country.

The railway hold contributed enough apart from the above mentioned discussed.  Railway transportation had brought about development in Nigeria economy



One will agree with me that for meaningful  communication to take place on a field of study effort should be made to define and  know the relevant terms used in the process. This is to ensure that it is clean and readable.  So in view of this I search further to explain certain key terms used in the topics to my discussion as they occur in this research work this


TRANSPORTATION:This simply means in system by which people or goods are moved from one place to another especially using trains ( railway).

INDUSTRY:       According to fundamental economics textbook by R.A .I Anyanwnwnocha 1993, industry consists of a group firm producing broadly similar commodities  or affering similar service.


ECONOMIC DEVELOPEMNT:   According to fundamental economics textbook by R.A.I Anyanwucoch 1993  economic development means the process of increasing real per capital income and engineering substantial positive transportation on the various sectors of the    economy





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Adewusi Alabil (1943) Region Drgation  of Nigeria Ibadan Press Freedom

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Anyanwuocha R.A I (1993) Fundamental Economics Onitsha African Feb Publishers Ltd Page 288-32

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