The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed claims that President Mohammadu Buhari-led’s administration has performed excellently in the provision of infrastructure.
Lai Mohammed Says FG Proud Of Achievements
The minister, who stated this during a media briefing in Abuja on Monday, March 28, said the federal government has done well in ensuring safety via rail transport.
He said, “We are proud that in our time, Nigerians are once again able to travel by rail, this time in total comfort and safety.
“Lagos-Ibadan, Abuja-Kaduna, Warri-Itakpe-Ajaokuta and Abuja Metroline are shining examples of our rail revolution. And we are just getting started.
“We have the rehabilitation of the Port-Harcourt-Maiduguri Eastern Narrow Gauge Railway project that cuts through Rivers, Imo, Anambra, Benue, Enugu, Ebonyi, Gombe, Yobe, Adamawa and Borno states, and the Bonny Deep Sea and Railway Industrial Park.
“We have the Kano-Maradi standard gauge line that passes through some economic hubs of the country, including Kazaure, Daura.”
Speaking further on insecurity, Lai Mohammed said the country is becoming safer with the successes being recorded in the fight against insurgency and banditry.
He said, “I am proud of our security forces, our men and women in uniform. Despite a myriad of security challenges, they are living up to the billing.
The recent string of successes recorded in the fight against Boko Haram and ISWAP is uplifting. As the terrorists and their camps are being decimated, thousand of terrorists and their families are surrendering in droves.
“The effectiveness of the security forces has been enhanced by the leadership provided by President Buhari and the unwavering commitment of the armed forces and its leadership.
“The procurement of modern platforms for the armed forces has also gone a long way in raising the level of their operational readiness and efficiency, in addition to boosting their capabilities.”
Lai Mohammed’s comment comes amid attacks by gunmen in parts of the country, including a recent attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train on Monday,
KanyiDaily reports that a few hours after Mohammed’s press conference, terrorists bombed a train along the Kaduna-Abuja track with over 1000 passengers.
The sad incident comes just two days after armed gangs invaded Kaduna International Airport, killing aviation workers and leaving many others wounded.