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Getting Rid of Hunger More Important Than Restructuring – Amaechi

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The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has revealed why the Ibadan-Kano Railway railway construction is being delayed.

Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation, has stated that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is more concerned with getting rid of hunger and poverty.

Amaechi a former Rivers State governor stated this on Sunday while speaking on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.

The minister however admitted that there is nothing wrong with calls for the restructuring of the country.

Amaechi said: “If to you what is important is restructuring, I don’t see anything wrong with restructuring. But I’m saying it is not the most critical problem we have.

“The most critical problem we have is hunger and poverty, which is breeding insecurity.”

There have been growing calls for restructuring from members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

On stopping crimes across the country, Amaechi the solution to insecurity was creating jobs for Nigerians.

“If you’re able to create employment, you create security.

“When you do not create a legitimate economy, the people will create for themselves an illegitimate economy and be able to feed themselves,” he added.

Naija News reports that the country is grappling with rising kidnapping and killings.

Source: Naija News