Rail line vandalism: Dear Nigerians, stop shortchanging yourselves

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Rail line vandalism: Dear Nigerians, stop shortchanging yourselves

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Rail line vandalism
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My attention has been drawn to a video of an inspection exercise to one of the country’s newly constructed rail projects which has been identified as the Warri-Itakpe-Ajaokuta rail, where it was discovered that some wicked elements have been vandalizing the rail tracks, obviously for the purpose of stealing and reselling them.

I am indeed saddened by the video, which has now gone viral, and this development has left me wondering if we, as Nigerian people, are indeed ready for the better life that we are desperately in need of.

Recently also, during one of my inspection tours of the southwest rail facilities in company of the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, it was a similar story of concerns about the safety of the rail tracks.

As a member of the 8th Senate, representing my people from Oyo South senatorial district in Oyo state, I know what it took for me and some prominent Nigerians to ensure that the Lagos-Ibadan rail became a reality to make life easier…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper