The former senator representing Kaduna Central, Senator Shehu Sani, has said President Muhammadu Buhari should have retained the former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, to complete projects he began.
Sani stated this in an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Tuesday. The former lawmaker noted that the ongoing railway projects need a head who will continue to steer contracts to meet targets.
“He should have been returned to ensure that these contracts that were signed with China, Portugal and other financiers of our railway projects, at least he sees them to the end,”
“Because it has been the culture in this country, each time you have a new minister, projects are usually stalled when ideally there should be continuity in governance and activities of government.”
Can’t stated further that the transportation ministry is critical, and the former minister has made pledges to complete all rail projects before the end of Buhari’s tenure in 2023.
Sani added, “Naturally, when you have a vacuum with the ministers’ resignation and their entry into the political scene, it is incumbent on the president to nominate a new set of ministers who will continue with the normal conduct of government and governance,” he said.
“It has been habitual for this President to take a very long time before replacing a minister. As you can see, many of these ministers have been there for eight years.
“But this time around, I think he is very conscious that time is against him, and there are projects that have been left uncompleted.”
Empire had reported earlier that President Buhari had submitted seven names of ministerial nominees to the Senate as replacements for the ministers who had resigned to pursue their political ambitions.