Sun. Mar 7th, 2021

Amaechi Harps on technology driven solution to achieve ministry’s mandate

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The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has implored ministry’s staff and other agencies to imbibe efficiency of technology to achieve the ministry’s mandate.

The Minister while speaking in Akwa Ibom at the Retreat of the ministry and its agencies on Thursday noted that the ministry need to fast-track the delivery of her mandate by developing implementable strategies and initiatives that are technologically driven to achieve our targets inspite of challenges.

Meanwhile, Amaechi noted that he is aware that the ministry’s Medium-Term National Development Plan (MTDNP 2021-2025) high level goal is to “Build an Effective, Efficient, Intermodal, Safe, Reliable, Affordable and Sustainable Transportation System contributing positively to the growth of the Nigerian Economy” and our Ministerial mandate 2019-2023 are our collective responsibility to ensure that the Sector contributes its quota to National Development

He thereby encourage you all to leverage on the Retreat to give constructive contributions and feedbacks necessary to achieve the Ministry’s strategic goals.

Reeling out the ministry’s achievements inspite the covid-19 pandemic, Amaechi said

“Let me place on record that inspite of the COVID-19 challenges to the Transportation Sector, through your tacit cooperation, the Ministry has recorded remarkable achievements in the following critical areas:
Establishment of Wagon Assembly Plant in Kajola, Ogun State;
Establishment of University of Transportation Daura, Katsina State which Mr. President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR performed the ground-breaking ceremony in December 2019;
Others include commissioning of the Warri-Itapke Railway lines;
Commencement of the commercial test run of the Lagos-Ibadan railway lines;
Appreciable work on the Deep Blue project to combat insecurity challenges in the Gulf of Guinea, among others.
You are also aware, that on Tuesday, 9th February, 2021 we were at Katsina State for the ground-breaking ceremony of Kano-Maradi rail line which was recently awarded.

He however affirm that a lot still need to be done to fulfil the vision of the current administration and assured Mr. President’s strong political will and commitment to fill the infrastructure deficit in the country

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