Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, has officially announced the arrival of railway coaches ready for the commencement of National rail transportation after decades of extinction in Nigeria.
The minister made this known in Abuja while in a session with members of Transportation correspondents. He re-emphasised government’s commitment to carry out all its campaign promises to entire Nigerians.
According to him, “You could recall that before now, I said on behalf of Federal government that the rail Transportation will commence before the end of March. And this is coming to fulfilment I was in Lagos to receive the consignment from China.
The Minister claimed the possibility of his administration helping Nigeria’s Transportation needs in no distant time, stressing that part of the immediate effort is to show exemplary leadership of President Buhari’s change mantra.
The former Governor of Rivers State, reiterated Government effort in siting companies for the maintenance of the rail system to ensure its sustenance and durability. He sighted non maintenance culture in Nigeria as the bane of every single project embarked by the Federal Government, stressing that the end has come.
The Minister while clearing the air on the outstanding compensation of a landed property, one of the ecumbrances along Kubwa/ Bwari Kaduna rail gauge, Dauthers of Charity Hospital, owned and managed by Catholic missionaries.
He announced that the certificate of occupancy for the new relocation is ready with the Ministery of FCT and ready to be picked up.
He brought to mind, the inability of the CCECC Company in playing its part in compensation agreement.
Amaechi opined that in as much as the Federal Government of Nigeria has offered about three hundred thousand naira on its part, which has been given to the construction company to commence work of demolition and relocation of the people, that the company is finding it difficult to bear responsibility of bearing the cost of Setting up new buildings for the missionaries sighting financial over burden.
However, management of the Chinese Civil Engineering Company, has said that its management, is much ready to honour and carry out all the agreement of compensations to the the Dauthers of Charity.