In Enugu, on Thursday, January 24, President Muhammadu Buhari reportedly said the transport minister, Rotimi Amaechi, created a problem for him when he promised a railway line to link the south east with the northern part of Nigeria.
Buhari, according to Daily Trust, disclosed this during the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign rally held inside the main bowl of Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu.
The report quoted Buhari as saying it would be difficult for him to convince the Federal Executive Council (FEC) members for the approval of the projects.
He, however, promised to do his best to make the FEC members see the need for it.
“Amaechi has made you people a promise and I don’t know how to fulfil it. But I can see how I will fulfil it by getting the Federal Executive Council members to approve it,” Buhari said while adding that Amaechi’s promise was not presented to the FEC.
While commending the people of the people of the state for coming out to welcome him, the president said before making the promise, it would have been proper to get approval from FEC before making it open.
“We all must join hands to build a stronger country as we do not have any other country,” the president said as he reminded the residents that his government would fix infrastructure in the country.
“If we get the roads done, get the rail lines done, and get other infrastructure done, we will be making progress,” Buhari said before presenting Senator Ayogu Eze as the APC’s governorship candidate in the state.
The report said Amaechi had earlier promised supporters at the event that the eastern rail line would be revitalized.
“We shall approve is Port Harcourt – Maiduguri rail line which will run from Port Harcourt to Onitsha through Awka.
“The other one will run through Port Harcourt, Umuahia, Enugu, Makurdi to Jos.
“Restructuring can only be achieved if you vote for Buhari’s re-election so that Igbo man can become the next president after Buhari,” he told the supporters.
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