– The current government implements projects of Jonathan
– The rail is set to be opened in March by President Buhari
Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi, has disclosed why he commissioned the rail that was built during the tenure of Goodluck Jonathan.
The minister has yesterday, February 18 embarked on an inspection tour of 160km railway project from Idu Abuja to Kaduna.
However, Nigerians blamed Amaechi for inspecting the project of the previous government.
Amaechi was earlier accused of launching the train service that was also completed under Jonathan.
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On his own part, the minister has noted that the incumbent government will not abandon the legacies left by the Goodluck Jonathan administration.
He said: “What we are doing is implementation of what we met in office. We are not among those who will abandon good ideas,” he said while inspecting a rail project in northern Nigeria.
“If we see an idea that is good, we will adopt it. The Lagos-Kano project was awarded by former President Olusegun Obasanjo and we are flying with it.
“The Lagos-Calabar project was awarded by former President Goodluck Jonathan and we are also flying with it. What we are doing is implementing those projects that have not been implemented for so many years.”
According to Minister Amaechi, the Abuja-Kaduna rail project was 100% completed and would be launched in May. He clarified that before the launch by President Muhammadu Buhari, there would be a test-run of the rail in March.
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“The essence of my tour is to enable us assess whether we are ready for commercial activities and I think we are. I will be travelling from Abuja to Kaduna tomorrow through the rail,” Amaechi said.
“In March, they should start the test-run of the rail services for free, then the proper commercial activity will start in May, where we expect the President to flag-off the use of coaches.”
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