Nigerians elected us to offer good governance, not blame Jonathan – Amaechi


The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, has said Nigerians elected President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 presidential elections to offer good governance and not to blame past administrations, especially that of former President Goodluck Jonathan for current challenges. 

Amaechi spoke during a meeting at his office on Tuesday.

In his words: “I agree with those who said we should stop criticising the last government and that we should do our own.”

The minister decried Nigeria’s infrastructure deficit, drawing a comparison with other relatively new countries like Singapore.

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,” he said.

The minister however called for an urgent renaissance in Nigeria’s infrastructure, especially in the area of information and communications technology.

They also said in the next few years, they would introduce driverless cars. We should also think outside the box about how to improve our transport sector and think less about how sun and moon affect the sector or building more bus stops.

We should see how much investment we can put in the area of ICT. Intelligence transportation should not be ignored,” he added.