Group Praises Amaechi For Transforming Transportation Sector
By Ogbolu George with agency report
The Mission for Rescue of Nigeria Socio-Cultural Environment (MIRENSCE), a non-governmental organisation, has commended the Minister for Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, for transforming the nation’s transportation sector.
National President of MIRENSCE, Amb. Sokari Afiesimama, who gave the commendation in Abuja, on Wednesday said since the appointment of Amaechi as a minister, he has pragmatically transformed the sector through rehabilitation, reconstruction and rebuilding transportation facilities across the country.
”The organisation notes that the minister’s action is in the right direction to fulfil the campaign promises he made while he was Director-General of the All Progressives’ Congress (APC).
”The evidence are obvious that Amaechi has been relentless, doing everything within his reach to ensure the sustainability of integrity and hard work; the reason why President Muhammadu Bahuri chose him,” Afiesmama said.
He said MIRENSCE took a tour of some parts of the country and the findings of the organisation were satisfactory.
”The mission also observed that the minister has been trying to ease transportation challenges by privatising the Nigerian Railways Corporation.
”We equally believe that Nigeria needs private hands to improve quality and operational facilities of all transportation modes for competitiveness.
”The presence of government is now felt again by the rural people after scores of years through the initiatives of the minister,” Afiesmama said in the statement.
The organisation’s national President said the group would promote the Federal Government’s whistle-blowing policy at the grassroot as a means of fighting corruption in the country.
Afiesmama also called on the Federal Government to encourage a private sector-driven economy for Nigeria business magnates for speedy reforms in the transportation, housing and agricultural sectors, among others.