“We are unable to complete many of our projects due to a lack of funding.” The Chinese are no longer funding,” says Rotimi Amaechi, the Transport Minister.

The Federal Government has blamed a lack of funding for delays in completing some important projects around the country, notably railways.


The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, revealed in an interview with the Guardian that the Chinese have ceased supporting Nigerian government projects, forcing the Federal government to seek loans in Europe to finish existing projects.


“We are stuck with lots of our projects because we cannot get money. The Chinese are no longer funding. So, we are now pursuing money in Europe. And when I look at the money they are borrowing in other countries and I compare with the one we have borrowed, the kind of comments by Nigerians will put you off,” he said?

The Abuja-Itakpe railway, which would connect the existing Itakpe-Delta train line, is now under construction, according to the ministry. 
He claimed that if it hadn’t been for misunderstanding with Chinese contractor, the connection train would have been built. 
He promised that once the project’s challenges were overcome, work on the route would commence.

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