- Shehu Sani has cautioned FG against alleged plan to hike the transport fare for train ride
- The former lawmaker described the proposed hike as unjust and insensitive
- Sani also warned against maltreating people who he said those in power are coming back to
Shehu Sani, a former lawmaker who represented Kaduna Central, has described as unjust and soulless the alleged 100% hike in the transport fare for train ride.
Expressing his displeasure in a post on micro-blogging platform Twitter on Monday, July 20, the former senator and activist stated that the hike in train fare is insensitive.
Sani, who called-out the minister of transportation, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, warned against the danger of such move.
According to him, the government must ensure that things are made easier for the people who those on "top of the rock of power" will later return to.
"To the transportation minister Chibuike Amaechi and the ministry, 100% increase in train fare is unjust, unfair, soulless and insensitive," the former lawmaker said
"Make things easier for the people when you are on top of the rock of power, you will meet with them when you are back to the base of life."
Earlier, the transport minister had disclosed that train operation would not begin if people continued not to comply with the Covid-19 safety protocols.
In a tweet on his official Twitter page, Amaechi said the federal government was not in a hurry to begin train operation nationwide.
"We're not in a hurry to start train operations because of the danger of covid19 spread. When we start, all health and safety protocols must apply. You will not enter a train if you don't adhere to our rules. The train will not move if passengers do not comply," the minister said.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the naming of the railway complex in Agbor, the operational hub of Itakpe-Warri rail line, after his predecessor Goodluck Jonathan.
The minister of transportation made this confirmation on Saturday, July 18, through a tweet by the presidential aide, Tolu Ogunlesi.
Amaechi also said the project is ready for commissioning, adding that priority of the Warri-Itakpe rail corridor remains prioritizing the movement of goods especially since the rail line passes through Ajaokuta.