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Why Buhari Should Return Amaechi As Transportation Minister – Shehu Sani



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Shehu Sani, a former Kaduna Central senator, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to reappoint Rotimi Amaechi as the Minister of Transportation.

Sani said this is necessary because the former Rivers State governor needs to complete the ongoing rail projects across Nigeria.

He gave the advice in an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Tuesday.

Recall that Amaechi had last month resigned from Buhari’s cabinet to focus on his Presidential ambition.


He, however lost the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential ticket to former Lagos State governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Speaking, Sani said: “He should have been returned to ensure that these contracts that were signed with China, Portugal and other financiers of our railway projects, at least he sees them to the end,”

“Because it has been the culture in this country, each time you have a new minister, projects are usually stalled when ideally there should be continuity in governance and activities of government.”

“Naturally, when you have a vacuum with the resignation of the ministers and their entry into the political scene, it’s incumbent on the president to nominate a new set of ministers who will continue with the normal conduct of government and governance.


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“It has been habitual for this President to take a very long time before replacing a minister. As you can see, many of these ministers have been there for eight years.

“But this time around, I think he’s very conscious of the fact that time is against him and there are projects that have been left uncompleted.”



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