The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has stated that having achieved a stellar political carrier as he clocked the age of 54, his ultimate ambition is to make heaven when he dies.
While speaking at the thanksgiving and birthday celebration organized and celebrated at St. Gabriel Chaplaincy, Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, Durumi in Abuja, Amaechi narrated how he struggled while growing up from the little money his father made.
He also prayed for a Nigeria, where people would have to struggle less to survive, and pledged to assist the poor in the church by donating ten bags of rice every month for the next three years, among other donations.
Also, while eulogising her husband, the wife of the minister, Judith Amaechi expressed her gratitude to God for sparing her husband’s life to the age of 54.
She also noted that she was proud to have witnessed the revolution going on in the rail sector under her husband’s watch and prayed that God will give the minister the ability to do more if given the opportunity to serve again.
Amaechi was born in Ubima, Ikwerre local government area of Rivers state to the family of late Elder Fidelis Amaechi and Mrs Mary Amaechi on 27 May, 1965.
Amaechi first office in politics was as Secretary of the now defunct National Republican Convention in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.