Rotimi AmaechiThe Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has distanced himself from a statement credited to him that he vowed never to construct any railway project in the South-East until the Igbos denounce the request for Biafra secession from Nigeria.
A Twitter user, Elvis Chinedu (@ElvisChunedu12), had quoted Amaechi as allegedly saying that rather than construct railway in the South-East region, he would assist the Almajiris in the northern part of the country.
“I will never construct any railway in South East until the Igbos reject BIAFRA and embrace one NIGERIA,” the Twitter user had quoted Amaechi to have said, adding that, “Instead of constructing any railway, I will use the money to help Alamajiri in the north.”
But the minister, who hails from Rivers State in the South-South region, quickly refuted the statement and described it as “fake”.
Amaechi was a two-time governor of Rivers State and is currently serving a second term as the Minister of Transportation in the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari.