Monday, December 11, 2017

It’s time to stop criticising Jonathan’s govt, says Amaechi

It’s time to stop criticising Jonathan’s govt, says Amaechi
December 07
10:55 2017

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says he agrees with those saying the current administration should stop criticising ex-president Goodluck Jonathan’s government.

Amaechi said it is time for the present government “to do our own” and “leverage on what we know”.

The minister said this on Wednesday when he received the report of the inter-ministerial committee for the finalisation of the Draft National Transport Policy (NTP).

“I agree with those who said we should stop criticising the last government and do our own. We need to leverage on what we know. People are shouting intermodal transport. I went to the new airport in Singapore and I didn’t find one person at the airport. As you walk in, technology takes over,” The Nation quoted Amaechi as saying.

“They also said in the next few years, they would introduce driverless cars. We should also think outside the box about on how to improve our transport sector and think less about how the sun and moon affects the sector or building more bus stops.

“We should see how much investment we can put into ICT. Intelligence transportation should not be ignored.

“What assure Nigerians is that under the Buhari administration, we would do everything possible to ensure that we maximise the resources which accrues to each ministry.

“I also assure you that we would take the next step you want us to take. Usually, people take experts contribution for granted, but the fact is experts know better and if we don’t come to you, who would we go to?”


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  1. John Bull
    John Bull December 11, 15:03

    Amaechi and indeed, other Nigerian leaders should understand that it takes an individual and NY extension, a country, first to crawl, then walk, run before flying. The countries he mentioned have left us behind teetee. They also passed through the various developmentally stages before arriving at where they are today. While we admire and aspire to be like them, failing to respect this simple law would turn out to be building castles in the air without adequate infrastructural foundations. The result is dead on arrival. Let’s stop deluding ourselveswith white elephant projects of yonder years which serve only to impress. We should know better by now.

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