6 December 2017
Minister of Transportation, Mr. Chibuike Amaechi, on Tuesday admitted the current All Progressives Congress, APC-led government has been too engrossed in blaming past administrations, stressing the need to stop this trend.
Amaechi who was a former Rivers State Governor advised rather that it was time for the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to get to work to achieve its mandate.
The minister made this declaration while receiving the report of the Inter-Ministerial Committee for the Finalisation of the Draft National Transport Policy, NTP.
“I agree with those who said we should stop criticising the last government and that we should do our own,” Amaechi said.
“What we assure Nigerians is that under the Muhammadu Buhari administration, we would do everything possible to ensure that we maximise the resources that the president by way of budget releases to each ministry.
“We need to leverage on what we know. People are shouting intermodal transport; I went to the new airport in Singapore and I didn’t find one person at the airport. As you walk in, technology takes over.
“Also, they said in the next few years, they would introduce driverless cars. We should also think outside the box about how to improve our transport sector and think less about how sun and moon affects the sector or building more bus stops.
“We should see how much investment we can put in the area of ICT. Intelligent transportation should not be ignored.”