The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi has said President Buhari is eager and working hard to reflate Nigeria’s economy, fulfill the needs and aspirations of Nigerians and fulfill his campaign promises.
He also added that the Ministry of Transportation will shift attention to the rehabilitation of old railway lines of Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri after the completion of the Abuja-Kaduna railway project.
Speaking in Abuja on Friday, December 23, through Yetunde Sonaike, the director of press and public relations department in the ministry of transportation, Amaechi said that President Buhari is eager to reflate the economy and deliver to the people the gains of his administration.
Amaechi went on to list his achievements saying that his ministry was able to: complete the Abuja–Kaduna Railway modernisation project and provide safety measures at the nation’s airports through rehabilitation of the existing infrastructure within the airports.
He said that there were also on-going rehabilitation of infrastructure at the seaports and the railway as well as instilling financial discipline in the ministry and its agencies among others.
On the focus of the government ahead of 2017, Amaechi said his ministry will shift attention to the rehabilitation of the old railway lines of Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri and also ensure that the construction works on the Lagos-Calabar Coastal Rail line was completed within the specified time.
According to him, the government is determined to ensure that works on Lagos-Kano Rail line commence in earnest to facilitate the movement of goods and passengers unhindered.
“The construction work on the Lagos-Ibadan segment of the Coastal Rail line will commence in January 2017,” Amaechi said.