The new Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, on Wednesday pledged to complete all ongoing rail projects across the country.
He made the pledge during his first day in office as minister, shortly after his inauguration by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.
He, however, noted that he would resume work fully on November 17 when the new Permanent Secretary, Mr. Sabiu Zakari, would equally assume duty at the ministry.
The former Rivers State governor added that his meeting with the permanent secretary and the directors on November 17 would begin by looking at the budget and its level of implementation.
Amaechi called for cooperation from all parastatals and agencies of the ministry and the aviation sector.
He said, “We are interested in completing all ongoing rail projects around the country because we don’t want to disappoint Nigerians. It is important that we realise that we have a mandate to deliver on our promises and there is competition among the ministers to deliver and we don’t want to take last.”
In his address, the Minister of State for Aviation, Mr. Hadi Sirika, said it was an era of new thinking for the actualisation of the change agenda of the Federal Government.
He said the era of talking tough without acting was over, stressing that whatever was said would be done.
Sirika gave assurance that Buhari’s administration would deliver on its promises, adding that the government was aware of the high hope and expectation of Nigerians. -Nigerianeye