FG flags off rail freight services from Ijevwu to Itakpe

FG flags off rail freight services from Ijevwu to Itakpe #vanguardnews

4/17/2021 12:30:00 AM

FG flags off rail freight services from Ijevwu to Itakpe vanguardnews

The federal government has flagged off freight services from Warri to Itakpe at the Ijevwu rail station in Udu LGA Delta State.

Kindly Share This Story:Pic.5. Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi and other dignitaries during an official flag-off of freight services on Warri-Itakpe Standard Gauge Rail Line on Friday (16/4/21). 01764/16/4/2021/BJO/NANBy Jimitota Onoyume, Warri

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The federal government has flagged off freight services from Warri to Itakpe at the Ijevwu rail station in Udu local government area, Delta State.The Minister of Transportation, Rt Hon Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi in his address at the flag-off exercise yesterday enjoined the people to promote values of unity, stressing that nobody should use primordial sentiments to provoke a crisis in the area.

“We will not allow anybody to use primordial sentiments to incite the youths to foment trouble whatsoever over the location of well-intended government projects. After all, people from the immediate catchment areas are ultimately the highest beneficiaries, socially and economically”, Amaechi said. headtopics.com

ALSO READ:S’West PDP: Fayose group meets in Abeokuta, Says; ‘PDP, Nigerians’ common enemy is APC’President General of Ijevwu community, Chief Notoma Godwin in his speech earlier said it was wrong for the federal government to have named the rail station after late Chief Alfred Rewane, an Itsekiri, saying it offended the sensibility of the area since the station is in Udu local government area, not Warri.

He said it was also wrong for the federal government to have captured Warri as the location of the Rail station, adding that it is in Udu local government.ALSO READ:Buhari backs Shagari’s grandson for Abuja Municipal Council chair“The name of the Railway Station should reflect the sensibility of the people of Udu. Udu has its own monarch just as Warri has its own. Our sensibility should not be taken for granted. And we are making this submission for the sake of posterity”, he said.

Others who spoke at the ceremony were the Managing Director Nigeria Gas company ltd, Mr Seyi Omotowo who represented the Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr Mele Kyari, the Chairman Governing Board of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, Mr Ibrahim Musa. They all lauded the rail transport system, adding it is safe and economical.

” One trip of rail haulage of the NNPC pipes is equivalent to 32 trailers on the road. Rail freight services is cheaper, safer, faster means of cargo movement”, the NNPC boss saidKindly Share This Story:RelatedAll rights reserved. This material and any other digital content on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from headtopics.com

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