The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Monday, apologized to Nigerians for the breakdown at the Abuja-Kaduna railway which occurred between November 18 and November 20.
The former Governor of Rivers State stated this the Moniya rail station while inspecting the ongoing rail project in Ibadan.
Amaechi noted that the Chinese has been called to attend to the problem as the federal government does not expect any mechanical fault at this early stage.
Ameachi said, “I want to apologise to Nigerians over what happened at the Abuja-Kaduna rail station.”
“We now have new locomotives, and we’ve called the Chinese because we never expected the mechanical fault at this early stage.”
“On behalf of the Federal Government, the ministry and the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), we apologise to Nigerians, and I’ve instructed the NRC to fix it or invite the Chinese.”
“If this is happening now, then they should bring back our old locomotives, it will just affect turnaround times because we get the new locomotive to increase the turnaround time.”
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