The execution of national railway projects is one of the priorities for the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has said.
Odigie-Oyegun made the disclosure in Abuja at a dinner held in his honour by Saint Patrick’s College (SPC), Asaba, Old Boys Association (Abuja Branch) on Saturday night.
“The railway will be one of the very first priorities. We will for the first time go from Kano to Lagos through Benin City all the way to Calabar by rail.” Odigie-Oyegun stated.
He expressed optimism that the economy will rebound as soon capital projects awarded.
“As at today, the economy is in the process of being reflated; meaning that money is being put into the system,” said Odigie-Oyegun. “Contractors are being mobilised to go back to work. New contracts will be awarded.”
The APC National Chairman said that the APC government would build a credible image for the country and appealed for patience and the cooperation from Nigerians as the administration proffer solutions to the myriad of problems facing the country.
He said, “We are not shutting our eyes to the pains of the Nigerian people because it is real. It is genuine. We can only plead for patience. Thank God the APC government has its very first national budget and the implementation of that budget will be passionately pursued.”
He said in the coming months, the safety net created by the administration to cater for the poorest and vulnerable Nigerians and other economic initiatives aimed at diversifying and boosting the economy will be implemented. “The result at the end of the day is going to be a more vibrant nation which every Nigerian will be proud of,” he said.
The APC National Chairman thanked Saint Patrick’s College, Asaba Old Boys Association for what he described as “wonderful display of love and affection” extended to him. He pledged to support initiatives aimed at developing the school.