- Rotimi Amaechi noted that whether it was little or large, the fact remains that Nigeria's economy has improved
- The minister of transportation agreed with those who chided the Buhari government for complaining as if they did not know what they were getting themselves into
- Amaechi urged Nigerians to give the government time to rebuild; noting that it would take some time to achieve
Rotimi Amaechi, Nigeria’s minister of transportation, has claimed that compared to some months ago, the country has experienced an improvement in the economy.
According to reports, the minister made his comments while addressing newsmen in Lagos on Monday, July 10.
NAIJ.com gathers that Amaechi stated that Nigerians must acknowledge how bad the economy was before President Muhammadu Buhari took over.
However, he also noted that his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), must take steps to improve the economy.
The minister also gave the assurance that the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail would be completed by December 2018.
In his words: “When recession was biting, people were shouting recession. Now, it is no longer as biting.
Though there is still recession, but it is not as biting as before. There is an improvement; true or false?
“Whether it is little or not, there is an improvement. Don’t forget that when we came, the economy was very bad; nobody wants to remember that.
“I agree with people that put up the agreement that ‘we should shut up our mouth and work, that we knew there was a problem and that was why we asked to be voted in and that was why we were voted in’.
“So I agree with them. But they should acknowledge first that there was a problem.
“We are addressing the issues, and you must give us time to rebuild. Rebuilding is not one day, it doesn’t happen one day, does it?”
Recall that NAIJ.com previously reported that the minister of transportation Rotimi Amaechi, said the federal government would ensure the completion of the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail services by December 2018.
Amaechi gave the assurance while inspecting the ongoing rail projects at Ijoko community area of Ogun state.
The minister said that the federal government was making all efforts to ensure the completion of the project as scheduled.
Watch this NAIJ.com TV video of Rotimi Amaechi giving a summary of the Buhari administration: