Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation has expressed his view over the criticism of the previous administration; he says he agrees with those saying the current administration should stop criticising ex-president Goodluck Jonathan’s government.
The minister said it is time for the present government “to do our own” and “leverage on what we know”. Amaechi said this on Wednesday when he received the report of the inter-ministerial committee for the finalisation of the Draft National Transport Policy (NTP). “I agree with those who said we should stop criticising the last government and do our own. We need to leverage on what we know. People are shouting intermodal transport. I went to the new airport in Singapore and I didn’t find one person at the airport. As you walk in, technology takes over,” Amaechi said.
“They also said in the next few years, they would introduce driverless cars. We should also think outside the box about on how to improve our transport sector and think less about how the sun and moon affects the sector or building more bus stops. We should see how much investment we can put into ICT. Intelligence transportation should not be ignored. What assure Nigerians is that under the Buhari administration, we would do everything possible to ensure that we maximise the resources which accrues to each ministry. I also assure you that we would take the next step you want us to take. Usually, people take experts contribution for granted, but the fact is experts know better and if we don’t come to you, who would we go to?”