Senate Summons Amaechi Over Eastern Rail Line
The Nigerian Senate, on Wednesday, summoned the Minister of Transport, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, to brief it Committees on Land Transport and Local and Foreign Debt to give details of Federal government plan for railway development in the Eastern axis along the Port-Harcourt-Enugu-Maiduguri rail lines.
The resolution was taken at plenary following a point of order by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu who raised concerns about the unequal spread of the rail-line project.
Senator Ekweremadu alleged that the south east may likely miss out of the project.
However the Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan said the decision of the American company, GE to opt out of the rail line project would not jeopardize ongoing work at the eastern axis.
The Senate thereby resolved to summon the Transport Minister to appear before the relevant committees.