GTB 737 banner Yudala banner

Our plan to create thousands of jobs for unemployed Nigerians — Transportation Minister Amaechi

By Mayowa Okekale, Abuja. on 12/08/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 530

•Transportation Minister Amaechi
•Transportation Minister Amaechi

The Ministry of Transportation, through its different ongoing projects at different geographic locations across the country, is seeking to create hundreds of thousands of jobs for unemployed Nigerians, with its ongoing projects.

The Minister, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, disclosed this on Friday while fielding questions from selected online journalists in Abuja. He explained that the current administration with these projects is doing everything possible to create jobs.

He maintained that “once we get our rail system operating and moving lots of our freight traffic, Nigeria will experience economic boost.”

News Express Correspondent Mayowa Okekale, who was among the panel that interviewed the Minister, reports that the Ministry’s projects, since inception, has been creating a large volume of jobs, businesses for the unemployed ones in the country and would not relent its effort in continuing.

According to Amaechi, “You can imagine the number of people we have employed only on the Abuja-Kaduna rail line which is now functioning perfectly. Countless number of people were engaged. Also on the rehabilitation of Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri rail line project, a lot of people were employed.

“Even, many security men work on the railway track from morning till next morning; 24 hours. So let us also imagine the logistics and the businesses we have strategically created for people in this regard.”

He assured that Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri standard gauge rail lines, after its completion, would start commercial operation in June 2018.

He stated that the project was first awarded in 1987 and abandoned for over 30 years which would have been the first standard gauge in Africa.

When asked about the issue of principle of local content in employing people in Kaduna-Abuja railway line, the Minister said: “All the people in the villages were adequately covered as far as hiring was concerned.” He added: “We requested for people in the villages along the axis and hired them. We even made advertisement through the internet to make sure many were engaged.”

While shedding light on reasons why the cost of food is high in the country, Amaechi said: “the infrastructure that conveys the food products to the markets appear to be non-existent.”

Speaking on the recession quagmire, Amaechi assured that Nigeria would soon get, saying that “the current administration did not put the nation in recession but the situation was just too bad when we came in. It was fait accompli that we were going to go into recession but we are obviously coming out of it.”

Amaechi, speaking further, stated that Nigerians should now be happy because the current government is responsible to its citizenry and still pulling efforts to diversifying the economy more in a transparent manner.

Concluding, He opined: “Now, Nigerians can see the reality in the diversification process. The first thing about this is to, at least, feed ourselves and stop importing few of our food items like rice, fish, chicken, among others. Now, we also export yams and nobody is complaining that the standard is low.”

 

 

Source News Express

Posted 12/08/2017 5:43:56 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

 

You may also like...
U.S. pledges equipment, intelligence in fight against Boko...

Thugs attack Alao-Akala’s guber campaign office in Ibadan...

UBA hits new high, grosses N60 billion in...

NDDC disowns college renovation contract in Akwa Ibom...

FG moves to float focused labs to drive...

I’ll resign if Buhari seeks re-election – Women...

It will be a Saturday of sunshine, increased...

Jonathan, after secret signing ceremony, tasks ministries, others...

2017: We will not disappoint Lagosians, Ambode assures...

PDP condemns Nyanya, Kuje bomb attacks

BREAKING NEWS: Hunters recapture Mubi town •Boko fighters...

APC berates Boko Haram over Abuja attacks •Says...

 

Latest News UN announces job openings for young Nigerians Court freezes, orders forfeiture of accounts without BVN Digitisation of Broadcasting: Any progress? Cultists murder 2 brothers for failing to produce sibling for initiation •Family lives in fear Air Force bombers scatter gathering of insurgents, set structures on fire Super Eagles, Argentina to clash on Nov. 14 250,000 Nigerian women die of cancer annually Southern Governors meet in Lagos 21,650 write UI post-UTME exam Shehu Sani dares Buhari to include cabals in lists of looters Africa’s vision getting close to reality — UN General Assembly President Being Aare Ona Kakanfo doesn’t mean I’ll die early, says Gani Adams

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (287,800 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (270,478 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (218,379 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (183,800 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (179,518 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (162,255 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (140,602 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (128,752 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (123,659 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (114,201 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (112,181 views) APC cries foul as PDP’s Fayose takes early lead in Ekiti governorship election (104,537 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (30) Business (2,731) Business Verdict (24) Columnists (758) Complaints & Requests (93) Enterprise & Opportunities (183) Entertainment (396) Features (497) Global Business Monitor (187) International (1,585) Interviews (134) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (79) News (29,520) Opinion (826) Pidgin (8) Politics (3,989) Religion (645) Sports (1,340) Stock Watch (23) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

UBA mobile app

CBN Words on marble

 

 

#MonkeyPox outbreak

 

APO Group Partner

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!