Amaechi Told to Revamp Nigeria’s Moribund Rail System, Maritime SectorFeatured, Latest News, News Thursday, November 12th, 2015
By Ayo Balogun, Abuja
BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged the newly appointed transport minister, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi to overhaul the Nigeria’s railway system as well as the maritime sector of the country.
Rivers APC said in a statement signed by the Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya also advised the minister to devote attention to the nation’s airports especially at this time that they were rated as among the worst airports in the world.
The statement reads in part: “Rivers APC noted that he (Amaechi) is assuming office as Minister of Transport at a time when the Port Harcourt International Airport is rated as the worst in the world and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, the seventh worst on the African continent, while the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, is ranked 10th worst on the continent.
“This is not acceptable to us and we wish that Amaechi quickly corrects this shameful anomaly imposed on us by the immediate past visionless administration of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan and his misguided Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).”
“Amaechi is coming in as the Transport Minister at a time when the railway system is moribund and the maritime sector in a chaotic state. We know what Amaechi is made of and we expect him not only to turnaround the fortunes of the railways but also to do same to the maritime sector.”
The party appealed to all Rivers people and the entire Nigerian population to accord Minister Amaechi all the supports and prayers he needs to enable him translate his ‘magic wand’ exhibited at the state level to the national level for the benefit of all Nigerians.
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