Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi , has said those who complain about the railway development are ethnically conscious .
NEWS MAIL NG reports that Amaechi said this while speaking as a Guest Lecturer at the Annual Public Lecture of the Department of Economics at the University of Lagos.
He said, ”It’s a key element in driving the development of economies all over the world and it creates possibilities for other sectors; therefore, you cannot even create employment if you don’t create logistics.
“Nigerians are too ethnically conscious. You think first of your ethnicity before you think as a Nigerian.
”Ethnicity is putting pressure on the economics of railway construction. What you hear is, ‘I am a Yoruba man, I am a Hausa man, I am an Igbo man.”
“Railway is fueled by economic activities, it is not fueled by tribes.
“Ethnicity isn’t the way to go. Those who fan the embers of ethnicity are those who were benefitting from the government in the past, but are no longer benefitting from the government.”