The Corporate Planning  Department of the Nigerian Railway Corporation has the responsibility of providing strategic direction to the corporation with the main objective of ensuring that synergies are built between every other units in order to achieve the organization’s Corporate mission and achieve its vision.

The department comprises of three divisions and seven units.

 Planning and policy.

 Research, Health, Safety and Environment.
 Information and Communication Technology.

The Director Corporate Planning, Dr. James Zang chairs the Public Private in Partnership (PPP) committee and doubles as the Head of Public Private Partnership in the corporation.

Corporate Planning Department has as its mandate the Planning, Research, Health, Safety, Environment and ICT management in order to enable the organization achieve its goals and objectives.


 Develops business strategies, processes, procedures, polices and standards that meet the needs of the corporation.

 Organizes the Corporation’s annual management retreat.

 Handles rolling plan activities and defense of Corporation’s capital budget.

 Develops plan for various phase of projects including design, construction, commissioning and operation.

 Monitor and evaluate capital projects, performance and efficiency target for the various departments.

 Research into operational modalities of Railway business world wide.

 Collect, process and manage data and statistics relating to the Corporation.

 Responsible for ICT and data bank of the corporation.

 Responsible for minimizing occupational health risks and ensures compliance with safety and environment requirements.

 Coordinates the collection, collation and production of periodic publications including monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports.

 Review, develop and manage all Public Private Partnership initiatives from

conception to implementation.