The place of efficient transportation system as a key driver of the tourism industry is incontestable. As a means of diversifying the economy and empowering a great number of citizens, the inadequacy or inefficiency of transportation has often been found to hamper the exponential capacities of the tourism sector.
It was thus a cheering news for tourism practitioners and other Nigerians alike, when President Muhammadu Buhari led government, rolled out plans to revolutionize Nigeria’s Railways system, as an alternative means to road transportation.
In a recent visit to inspect the Lagos-Ibadan railway corridor, the Hon. Min. of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Ameachi, bemoaned the slow pace of work by the contractors – CCECC. Surely, this is how strategically important this transport infrastructure is to the economic recovery and growth programmes of President Buhari’s government. Whilst expressing his desire for early completion of the project, the Hon. Min. urged the contractors to speed up work on the project to enable Nigerians enjoy the modernized rail system, at the earliest.
When he was informed about the challenges faced by the contractors in the course of the project, the Minister directed all relevant Agencies and corporate bodies to resolve these challenges, urgently. Further, he reiterated that the Presidency is poised towards delivering the dividends of democracy to the citizens, through numerous laudable developmental projects.