Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi, says President Muhammadu Buhari has added value to various aspects of Nigerians’ lives.
In an interview with the Daily Trust, the minister stated that the majority of the problems for which people are blaming this government predate it.
He claimed that the current administration’s infrastructure projects have had a positive impact on people in various ways.
“They blame us for insecurity, but they must remember that insecurity exists because Nigerians are not empowered by the economy. As a governor, I believe that if a government fails to create a legitimate economy, Nigerians will create an illegitimate economy for themselves. People are impoverished.”
“I ask people if they believe President Buhari’s government is to blame for poverty. It is not a one-day event; it is a gradual process that has culminated in our government.
“Anyone who believes they can solve it in a day is joking. In their eight years in office, the next government will not be able to solve the problem. People expected us to bring money out to share, as was customary previously, but Buhari said, “No, it is not sustainable.”
“If we had a productive economy, the man would undoubtedly believe that empowerment is far more important than living off of gifts. That money will not last a month, and when it runs out, the person will return to the streets to beg once more.
“People are competing in the purchase of land in all of the areas where we are building railways because the value of land has increased. Even if Buhari has done nothing, he has increased the value of land and roads in your village.”