oa Lagos Notes and Records - The managerial and financial problems of the railway in colonial Nigeria

Volume 9, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0075-7640



This study focuses on the administration and management aspects of the railway as a colonial public enterprise. Its policy implementation problems which are examined relate to government�s appropriation of its profits, recurrent deficits, subsidies, pricing, and loans. A committee that investigated the problems in the 1920s recommended an immediate commercialization or privatization of the enterprise to be viable.

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