AMAECHI WARNS CRITICS TO STOP INCITING SOUTH SOUTH AND SOUTH EAST AGAINST HIM OVER NARROW GAGE RAIL LINE
The Minister of Transportation, CHIBUIKE ROTIMI AMAECHI has come out hard against those criticising him for constructing Narrow Gage Rail Lines in some parts of the country, instead of Standard Gage Rail Lines.
Speaking on a television programme on Monday, monitored by Brave Views, AMAECHI proved his critics wrong, insisting that they are just deliberately inciting the people of the South South and South East against him and his Ministry.
Making references in defence of the project, the Minister said in South Africa alone, out of the thirty thousand, five hundred (30, 500) rail lines in South Africa, thirty thousand (30,000) are Narrow Gage.
“Check China, Check America, they all operate Narrow Gage Lines”.
He regretted that: “when this information is carried out like this, you incite the South South and incite the South East but it’s not correct, completely not correct. Its abnormal to pass that kind of information”.
Continuing, AMAECHI further argued: “There is Narrow Gage Rail in Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Democratic Republic of Congo, Germany, Croatia, France, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Italy, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Thailand, Turkey and United Kingdom”.
Recall that Governor Nyesom Wike, among others, has consistently criticized the Narrow Gage Rail Line flagged off in Port Harcourt recently by the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Transportation.