NRC opens 40-bed hotel at Ebute Meta station of Lagos-Ibadan rail line

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) on Wednesday opened a 40-bed first commercial Railway Guest House at its Ebute-Meta station in Lagos.

Among other functional service facilities in the N320 million hotel are swimming pool, restaurant and meeting hall.

Speaking at the opening, Timothy Zalanga, Managing Director, Railway Property, said the hotel’s fully equipped and functional service facilities would ensure the comfort, safety, and relaxation of all guests.

He said the project marked the beginning of new business strategy focusing on property development rather than leasing of lands that limited its revenue potentials.

“This project shows that with the focus of the present regime on Railway Development, many more can be achieved in the overall interest of the general public,” he said

Zalanga said that 60 per cent of the construction cost was funded from replacement costs of some of the NRC structures that were demolished to pave way for the new Lagos – Ibadan standard gauge line to get into Apapa port.

The official said that the remaining 40 per cent was funded by Railways Property and thanked the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, for his kind approval to revolve the assets.

The corporation’s Managing Director, Mr Fidet Okhiria, said that the guest house would be managed by Ojez Group, a renowned hospitality and lifestyle organisation.


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