Abuja – The Greater Together New Media Team (GTNMT), the All Progressives Congress-aligned organisation, has commended President
Muhammadu Buhari and Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, for commitment to the Niger Delta.
GTNMT praised the duo for insisting the strategic Lagos-Calabar Rail Project be captured in the 2016 Budget in spite of alleged antagonism from some quarters.
“That sacrifice of love and quest for even development for all sections of the country paid-off when, on the 6th of May, 2016, the President finally signed into law the 2016 budget,” said GTNMT Chairman, Ken Minimal.
Minimal said the economic benefit of the Lagos-Calabar Rail to the people of the Niger Delta was massive.
“It will open up the area to trade and investment. It will employ thousands of young people in the region who daily rummage the streets in search of non-existing jobs.”
The project is among a number of contentious issues that led to the delay in the signing of the budget.
It was reported some lawmakers removed and replaced spending proposals