Budget 2017: Amaechi Defends FG’s Commitment To Railway Project Before Senate

Amaechi (c), Ashafa (3rd left) and other members of the committee

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has appeared before the Senate Committee on Land and Transportation, pledging governments commitment to the railway modernisation projects with greater vigour, as captured in the 2017 fiscal estimates.


Mr Amaechi who spoke before the Senator Gbenga Ashafa led committee, informed lawmakers that “my ministry is pursuing the implementation of governments policy in the land transport sub sector in Nigeria as it relates with ECOWAS, for compliance on international protocol and conventions”.
Chairman of the committee on land transport, Senator Gbenga Ashafa, in his welcome address affirmed the resolve of his committee to provide the required support to the executive, in a bid to ensure the success of the Buhari led administration’s dream for better land transport landscape.
He however assured Nigerians that his committee will painstakingly review the budget estimate to curb waste and improve government efficiency.
The budget before the committee captures expenditures relating to completion of the Kano to Kaduna segment phase 3 of Lagos to Kano rail line, and Calabar to Portharcourt, with extension to Onne Deep sea port segment of Calabar coastal rail line.‎

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