MINISTER OF TRANSPORTATION, ROTIMI AMEACHI DEFENDS THE INCLUSION OF SOUTH EAST IN RAIL PROJECT BEFORE THE SENATE COMMITTEE PDF Print E-mail
Written by Vision Africa Magazine   
Thursday, 12 October 2017 11:15

The Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, on Thursday, defended the inclusion of the South Eastern States in the rail line projects of the railway networks across the country, for which a whopping $5.8billion loan from China for which the National Assembly's approval is being sought.

The Transportation Minister, Rotimi Ameachi appears before the Senate Committee on Local and Foreign debts, explained the technicalities of the rail line project on the loan request from the China Exim Bank, seeking the approval of the lawmakers.

The Minister further explained that President Olusegun Obasanjo and President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan had already applied for the loan while the present administration wants to implement.

According to the Minister, “I do not know where the information that the South East States is excluded in the rail projects is coming from.”

The Honourable Minister went further to state the modality, his ministry is planning to ensure the success of the rail project in Nigeria.  He informed the committee that part of the plans include the establishment of University to train indigenous engineers in Nigeria that will handle the rail process without requesting the assistance of foreign expertrates.  He gave a convincing facts on that basis.  He also outlined how the loan will be expended if the loan is eventually approved by the lawmakers.  He gave explicit benefits and the importance of the rail project to Nigeria economy, and disabuses the notion on the exclusion of South East States from this crucial rail project in Nigeria.

 

 

 

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 October 2017 07:51
 

Feature Past Edition

African Matters


Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/visionaf/public_html/magazine/modules/mod_latestnews/helper.php on line 109

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/visionaf/public_html/magazine/modules/mod_latestnews/helper.php on line 109

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/visionaf/public_html/magazine/modules/mod_latestnews/helper.php on line 109

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/visionaf/public_html/magazine/modules/mod_latestnews/helper.php on line 109

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/visionaf/public_html/magazine/modules/mod_latestnews/helper.php on line 109

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/visionaf/public_html/magazine/modules/mod_latestnews/helper.php on line 109

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/visionaf/public_html/magazine/modules/mod_latestnews/helper.php on line 109

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/visionaf/public_html/magazine/modules/mod_latestnews/helper.php on line 109

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/visionaf/public_html/magazine/modules/mod_latestnews/helper.php on line 109

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/visionaf/public_html/magazine/modules/mod_latestnews/helper.php on line 109
The Suspension of Nigeria CBN Governor is it constitutional?.
 

Explore what we do