It might be a thing of surprise to people who have not visited the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) Port Harcourt terminal, for the past few weeks to note that the corporation’s building and the entire environment now wears a new look, as the property has been completely renovated.
The Tide’s visit to the area has shown that the main building that hosts virtually all the operations of the corporation and neglected for over four decades, now looks good.
All the areas that destitudes and area boys converted to their lodge has been refaced, as well as hawkers joint and the point where fruits dealers from eastern states converge.
From the top floor to the ground floor their offices now look very condusive and befits the current trends with respect to office that is ideal to do business.
All the ticket offices and the first to second class waiting longes, as well as the communications and the police units are now in good condition with modern office facilities.
The station manager’s office is not left out, as a remarkable face-lift has been given to it to make it befit the office of the chief executive officer of the station, as modern office equipment are in place now.
Apart from the main building, the entire landscape has taken a new look, as inter-locking tiles have been used to beautify the premises.
Although all is not over yet with the renovation in the entire railway premises, as what has been done at the office area also needs to extend to the quarters, where the structures are defaced and worn-out.
Responding to some questions on the new development, the Port Harcourt station manager, Mr. Abiodun Ohioma said the renovation was part of Federal Government’s plan to revive the Railway and make it very functional.
He said that this is in line with the promise of the former transport minister, Alhaji Ibrahim Bio, to bring back NRC to life, adding that the present administration is still committed to the vision.