Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner

UN appointment, recognition of Amaechi’s feats — Eze

By News Express on 30/08/2018

Views: 1,586

•Transportation Minister Amaechi
•Transportation Minister Amaechi

The recent appointment of Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi as an Advisory Board Member of the United Nations Road Safety Trust Fund (UNRSTF), as well as Sole Representative of Nigeria and Africa in the Fund, has been described as a well-deserved recognition of his feats as Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation.

All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, stated this while reacting to Amaechi’s appointment, which took place during the inaugural meeting of the UNRSTF Advisory Board at the UN Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, on August 9, 2018.

“This, no doubt, is recognition of Amaechi’s revolutionary strides as Nigeria’s Transportation Minister in the past three years and an acknowledgement of his humanitarian services across borders,” Chief Eze, a well-known ally of Amaechi, said in a statement issued on Thursday in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

He noted that, as an Advisory Board Member of UNRSTF, which was established in April 2018 to address the worldwide accident crisis resulting in 1.3 million lives lost and an additional 50 million injured on the road each year, “Amaechi will play an important role in reducing the number of accidents and casualties; and making a real impact on global road safety.”

Eze described Amaechi’s impact on rail-line operations in Nigeria as revolutionary. “Nigeria,” he said, “has never had it this good since her independence in 1960 as areas hitherto without any rail-line are now being connected due to the visionary leadership of the Transportation Ministry by Rt. Hon. Amaechi, with the active support of President Muhammadu Buhari.”

Eze, former National Spokesman of the defunct New PDP (nPDP) and foundation member of APC, highlighted the following milestone achievements in the rail sector by the Minister of Transportation under Amaechi’s watch:

1. Delivered the Abuja Kaduna rail-line, through which hundreds of passengers are now conveyed on a daily basis; started with one locomotive but now expanded to three locomotives.

2. Commenced work on the Lagos – Ibadan rail-line that will go a long way to reduce the high rate of deaths and accidents associated with the Lagos – Ibadan high way.

“In addition to these milestone achievements, serious work is to commence before the end of 2018 on the Port Harcourt – Maiduguri rail-line and Lagos – Calabar rail-line. All things being equal and with funds available, Amaechi intends to link all of the country’s state capitals by rail-line,” Eze noted.

Eze noted with happiness that Nigeria is set to sign a deal worth billions of USD for railway infrastructure development. “This deal, to be signed by President Muhammadu Buhari on behalf of Nigeria, with the Chinese Premier, will include the Lagos-Ibadan, Lagos-Calabar rail lines. In the Lagos-Calabar rail line, every state in the South-South is captured. So, when completed, every state in Nigeria’s coastal Niger Delta region would have been linked to Nigeria’s railway system,” the APC chieftain noted.

He congratulated Amaechi, whom he christened Mr. Railways, on his exploits, including the UNRSTF appointment, but advised him to gird his loins “as the work ahead remains greater than what has been achieved.”

Source News Express

Posted 30/08/2018 7:26:42 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Governor Yero raises the alarm over fraudulent text...

Youth group writes Mimiko, demands exit from Labour...

Buhari’s wife presents N30m cash to Chibok girls’...

Anambra Guber Race: Holy Ghost Fathers bless Obiano...

Killer Herdsmen, Bandits, Kidnappers: It is time for...

Ambode and Obaseki: In the throes of godfather-politics,...

Rivers APC alleges plot by PDP and Wike...

WE’LL BOMB ABUJA AGAIN —Boko Haram Leader •Accepts...

FCC cautions institutions over implementation of federal character...

OPC, others banned from polling stations in Osun...

Man divorces wife over suicide attempt

2019: Buhari promises increased internet access

 

Latest News Why El-Zakzaky was brought back from India without treatment — FG N3bn fraud allegation: CSO gives Oyo-Ita 72 hours to resign or face mass protest Varsity unions begin strike on Monday Murderers of 2 Enugu Catholic Priests, 28 other suspected criminals in Police net Peace Corps of Nigeria to attend UN Conference in USA Police arraigns Enugu monarch for alleged attempted kidnap HoSF, Obono-Obla’s alleged fraud, testament of Buhari’s stinking Presidency — PDP 2019 Guber: Bayelsa PDP directs delegates to lodge in designated hotels in Yenagoa •Warns aspirants against disorderliness, hijacking of delegates Fidelity Bank reinforces commitment to digital technology, adopts open banking Lagos emergency workers protest over unpaid salaries, bad working conditions Police rescues 3 kidnapped persons in Ogun Gas deal: FG to appeal British court’s ruling over seizing of $9bn

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (527,202 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (437,876 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (382,538 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (321,608 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (289,550 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (250,777 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (245,280 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (231,868 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (227,371 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (213,614 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (192,599 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (190,570 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (98) Business & Economy (4,391) Business Verdict (78) Columnists (1,093) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (214) Entertainment (647) Features (792) Global Business Monitor (416) ICT Monitor (58) International (3,834) Interview (198) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (166) Maggie's Blog (379) News (50,043) Opinion (1,320) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,300) Religion (1,085) Sports (2,131) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera