You Should Be Grateful To Buhari, Amaechi Tells Nigerians

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi on Thursday said Nigerians should be grateful to President Muhammadu Buhari over the “massive” railway projects across the country.

Amaechi said this in Abeokuta, Ogun State, during the launch of the State Mass Bus Transit System.

He said Buhari, in spite of criticism on the huge borrowing, has been constructing railway since his administration came on board in 2015.

According to him, Buhari’s tenacity deserves commendation for him to do more.

The minister also hinted that the construction of Lagos-Calabar rail line that would pass through Lekki Deep Seaport down to Epe township, would be completed and commissioned by September.

He stressed that the government had continued to implement the rail line master plan project initiated by former President Olusegun Obasanjo administration.

Amaechi said, “What you (Nigerians) owe us is not only gratitude, I know you won’t, some of you, but most of you will. If you are APC (members), what you owe us is the gratitude of the tenacity of the president who despite the criticism of borrowing money is continuing to construct the railway, that is what you owe us. Because the moment you say to a man you are doing well, he will do more and so since the President is doing.

“In fact he approved that we should redirect the initial design of the railway from Lagos through Apapa to Epe to Lekki deep sea port so that we don’t have a logjam as we have now in Apapa at the Lekki deep sea port which will conclude construction by September and then commission it in September.

“Let me also thank President Obasanjo because this was his master plan and then we implemented his master plan.

“And I hope that when we leave, whoever, I know APC will win again, whoever is the President should continue from where we stopped.”

The former Rivers State Governor applauded Governor Dapo Abiodun for operating a “purposeful government,” saying all the legacy projects carried out by the governor would continue to speak for him after leaving office.


About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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