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Amaechi admits Jonathan 'partly executed' Abuja-Kaduna rail project

28 July 2016, 10:15Tony Smart

Abuja - The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, on Tuesday admitted that the Abuja-Kaduna rail project was partially executed by the Goodluck Jonathan administration.

He, however, added that the President Buhari’s government was responsible for executing the final stages of the project.

The commissioning of the project by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday had generated a lot of comments from both the supporters of Buhari and former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Supporters of Buhari, who said he had scored another major developmental achievement barely a year in office, and admirers of Jonathan, who said the former leader completed the project before leaving office in May 2015.

Also read: Abuja-Kaduna rail link nears completion

Amaechi took to his Twitter handle to weigh in on the matter, saying the project was, in fact, conceived by President Olusegun Obasanjo, who left office nine years ago, and received contributions from successive governments.

“The rail contract was awarded by President Obasanjo, partially executed by President Jonathan and completed by President Buhari,” Amaechi said.

News24 previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari commissioned the Abuja-Kaduna railway project which costed $1.47 billion to construct in Abuja.

The project was initiated by the past administration of former president, Goodluck Jonathan.

Some of the people present at the ceremony include Senate President, Bukola Saraki and other chieftains of the All Progressive Congress.

- News 24


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