Rotimi Amaechi who spoke on Friday ahead of the expected dissolution of Buhari’s cabinet to constitute a new one, said he prays the next Transport Minister has his kind of passion.
While it is believed that Amaechi who was the Director General of the Buhari Campaign Council would return as a minister, there are fears that many ministers might not form the next cabinet.
The former Governor of Rivers State who was quick to add that his reappointment is the prerogative of the President who has the statutory power to appoint ministers, also told newsmen that he believed he had a responsibility given to him by the President to deliver the Lagos – Ibadan railway projects and he must do it passionately.“If you watched me as governor I was always restless at delivering on my responsibilities. I pray whoever would be the Minister for Transport should have the same passion and focus on that responsibility.
“I know as a Minister, I know it is a stress, I’m stressed up and all that. But as a Minister you have a responsibility that the President has passed to you and you must deliver.
“The second thing is that the economy of Nigeria can be driven most importantly if you can link the seaport to the hinterland because when these cargoes come, they must go. The more you are able to move goods and cargoes to the hinterlands, the more you create jobs; and the more you create jobs the more economic growth that you have,” he said.