‘Invite the Chinese to come & Fix them,’ Amaechi says as ‘new’ Trains Breakdown

Nigeria’s Minister of Transport, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi has pleaded with Nigerians to bear with them after the ‘new’ train plying the Abuja-Kaduna route broke down.

Amaechi stated this while supervising the ongoing work at Moniya train station in Ibadan. The former Governor of Rivers State added that the train broke down between November 18th and 20th.

“I want to apologise to Nigerians for what happened at the Abuja-Kaduna rail station.”

“We now have new locomotives, and we have called the Chinese because we never expected the mechanical fault at this early stage.”

“On behalf of the Nigerian government, the ministry, and the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), we apologise to Nigerians, and I have instructed the NRC to fix it or invite the Chinese.”

“If this is happening now, then they should bring back our old locomotives, it will just affect turnaround times because we get the new locomotive to increase the turnaround time,” he said.

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