Show Host and Investigative Journalist Osasu Igbinedion invited the Federal Minister of Transportation and Former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi to a new episode of ‘The Osasu Show’.
During the interview, he spoke on the recently launched Abuja-Kaduna Railway and how it will benefit Nigerians especially some ministers currently squatting in Abuja living like “regular Nigerians”. He also spoke about the growing incidence of violence in Rivers state and compared it with his regime as Governor in the State for 8 years.
“Listen to me; do you know that ministers, as we are talking now, some of them are squatting? We are living in conditions equal to that of most Nigerians”.
He also said that with the construction of the rail line, life will be easier for Nigerians and accommodation more affordable as Nigerians will be able to live in Kaduna and work in Abuja, while paying less for accommodation in Kaduna:
For those who don’t have houses, they’re able to rent houses at a cheap cost in Kaduna as against that of Abuja. It also impacts the savings; you have disposable income in your hand. It also impacts on agriculture, agricultural produce, you can transport easily and it will impact on cost of production because at that point, you’re able to move the cargo at a cheaper cost.
And then whatever comes out of production, will be sold to the people at a cheaper cost. So basically, it has economic importance that would at the end of the day, impact on the socio-economic entities of Kaduna and Abuja.
Watch it here: