Tag: Minister of Transportation

Amaechi says if Oyo State is not ready for the planned Inland Dry Port…….

Minister of transportation, Rt Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has urged Oyo State government to participate in putting infrastructures in place for the Inland Dry Port in Ibadan and access roads to service the dry port and the train station in Moniya or relinquish the project to another state on the[Read More…]

Amaechi says railway to Niger Republic is Nigeria’s contribution to ECOWAS

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has shed more light on the reasons behind the construction of a railway track from Kano, 40-45 kilometres to Maradi town in Niger Republic. Many have questioned the 284-kilometer Kano-Maradi railway estimated to cost $1.96 billionand wondered its economic significance to the country. But speaking[Read More…]

Rotimi Amaechi says only God can tell who will be the President of Nigeria in 2023

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has dismissed suggestions that he is being touted as the country’s next president, noting that only God knows Nigeria’s next leader. Amaechi who was a guest on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics explained that he is focussing on his job as a minister and would not want[Read More…]

Rotimi Amaechi says $656 million is needed to complete work on the Lagos-Ibadan railway

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said the Federal Government requires the sum of $656 million to complete work on the Lagos-Ibadan railway project. Amaechi disclosed this on Friday while defending his ministry’s 2021 budget at the Senate. He explained that the amount is needed to put the necessary[Read More…]

Minister, Rotimi Amaechi says National Assembly probe may frustrate various rail projects across the country

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, says the ongoing probe by the National Assembly into loan agreements being entered into by the Federal Government with China may frustrate various rail projects in the country. The House of Representatives had on Tuesday expressed its resolve to review loan facilities already taken by[Read More…]

Rotimi Amaechi makes u-turn, says it is impossible to complete Lagos-Ibadan rail in April

The minister of transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, Monday took back his words that the project would be completed in April. The former governor of Rivers state, accompanied by Oluseyi Abiodun Makind, Oyo State Governor, said it would no longer be feasible to complete the work in April.  Recall that Amaechi[Read More…]

Rotimi Amaechi declares free train ride from Lagos to Ibadan

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has announced a free train ride from Lagos to Ibadan. The announcement was made Saturday, via his twitter handle, “Our free rides on the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line will begin today and run through March, 2020,”. Amaechi said the take-off point will be from[Read More…]

“If He (Wike) Does Not Shut Up His Mouth, I Will Expose Him” – Angry Amaechi Screams At A Public Function

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Tuesday verbally attacked his successor, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, and threatened to expose the governor’s wife “if he (Wike) does not shut up his mouth.” Amaechi, who was visibly angry at the allegation levelled against his wife by the Rivers governor,[Read More…]

Days To Abuja Airport Closure, Foreign Airlines Reject Kaduna Airport

The federal government says only one foreign airline has agreed to use the Kaduna international airport while Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja runway is closed for repairs. Speaking at a news conference in Abuja on Monday, Hadi Sirika, minister of aviation, said only Ethiopian Airlines, a foreign carrier,  had agreed to[Read More…]

“Amaechi Inciting Nigerians Against National Assembly” – War of Words Between Transport Minister And Nigerian Senate

  The Senate has accused Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi of lying against the National Assembly in order to incite Nigerians against the legislature. The Senate was reacting to a statement credited to the Minister in which he alluded to the refusal of the National Assembly to approve a foreign[Read More…]