The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari specifically mandated him, when he assumed duty as minister, to see to the resurgence of rail transport in the country.
“I know you will say I’m stressed up but as a minister, I have a responsibility passed to me by Mr. President and I must deliver on it.”
Rotimi Amaechi, who spoke at the monthly rail inspection of the Lagos-Ibadan modernisation project in Ibadan, emphasized that that he is eager to fulfill the President’s dream of standard and widespread rail transport in the country, which he said, has an added advantage of creating jobs and boosting the economy.
“The economy of Nigeria can be driven most importantly, if we can link the seaport to hinterland because when cargoes come, they must go.
“The more you are able to move goods and services to hinterland, the more you will create jobs and the more you create jobs, the more growth that you will have and that is my drive.”