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RTEAN wants Amaechi, Fashola to complete ongoing road, rail projects



The Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) on Friday pleaded with the reappointed Ministers of Works and Housing and Transportation, Mr Babatunde Fashola and Mr Rotimi Amaechi respectively, to ensure  speedy completion of ongoing projects by their ministries.

The Chairman of RTEAN in Lagos State, Alhaji Mohammed Musa, made the plea while speaking with the Nigeria News Agency in Lagos.

NAN reports that President Muhammadu Buhari had on Wednesday reappointed Mr Rotimi Amaechi as the Minister of Transportation and Mr Babatunde Fashola as the Minister of Works and Housing.

NAN also reports that Amaechi and Fashola supervised those ministries as ministers during the first tenure of the Buhari-led administration.

Musa said: “ Mr Rotimi Amaechi as the Minister of Transportation started several jobs during his first term in the ministry. Now, the President of Nigeria wants him to come and complete them; that is why he was reappointed.

“He must not disappoint Nigerians and the Buhari-led government who have given him the opportunity. All rail and road projects the ministry had embarked upon should be completed.

“We also want Fashola to complete all the road projects the ministry started under his leadership as former minister to reduce carnage on the highways.”

The RTEAN boss said that both ministries remained cardinal to the economy of the nation, hence, the need to pay adequate attention to them.

According to him, all Nigerians, not only the commercial transport operators, are looking forward to them completing the ongoing road and rail projects across the country and start new ones.

“What we are expecting from all the 43 ministers is that they should work for the good of Nigerians.

“All of them should have the fear of God because they swore with the Bible and the Quran to serve Nigerians.

“Let them be serious with their jobs and not divert the funds allocated to their ministries for public good into their personal purses,” Musa added.

The union leader also advised the newly reappointed Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr Chris Ngige, to prioritise the welfare of Nigerian workers and work toward the creation of new jobs.

“That is the reason why they had been chosen to head the various ministries they had been assigned by President Buhari.’’