The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has apologised to every Nigerian over the suspension of the Iju-Abeokuta free train ride during the recent general elections.
He revealed that the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) halted the 3 months free train ride to safeguard the passengers.
His words, “It was suspended by the Chinese and the excuse they gave me was that they cannot allow it run because of safety, since they have not completed the second line but they are almost through with it.
“It is almost completed from Iju to Abeokuta. I want to apologise to Nigerians that they suspended it when they left the country, which I didn’t envisage, they will go back soon,”
Mr Rotimi noted that the responsibility was passed down to him by Buhari, which has to be done to enhance the employment rate in the country.
He said, “I know you will say I’m stressed up but as a minister, I have a responsibility passed to me by Mr President and I must deliver on it.
“Also, the economy of Nigeria can be driven most importantly, if we can link the seaport to hinterland because when cargoes come, they must go.
“The more you are able to move goods and services to hinterland, the more you will create jobs and the more you create jobs, the more growth that you will have and that is my drive,”