👤 By Danjuma Aliyu, DENISAURUS News
Rotimi Amaechi has revealed the reason why the Abuja – Kaduna rail is running below 100km/h.
The Minister of Transportation said: “We are doing 90km/h with Abuja to Kaduna, the reason we are doing 90km/h is because there are cows everywhere, and we don’t want to kill cows.
“The other day they tried 100km/h and they killed how many cows, and they said ‘you people should replace the cows you killed.
“From that day, I have said let us maintain the 90km/h; at 120km/h you get to Kaduna in one hour. You can work in Kaduna and live in Abuja. It was initially one, but now, we have done four locomotives with 14 coaches.”
Mr Ameachi initiated the River State Mono rail – a project he later abandoned uncompleted, even after spending billions of Naira on it.
At an infrastructure and policy commissioning programme in Abuja, he complained that the Federal Government was currently loosing out so much money subsidising transportation.
According to the former Rivers Governor, who has been reappointed as the campaign director for President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election campaign, 40 million Naira is lost every month.
He said: “In fact it was worse initially, because it was N600 per passenger and nearly N1,000 for business class.”