President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Basil Onyeachonam has faulted the Federal government investment on railway transportation project in Nigeria, describing it as “a misplaced priority”.
He stated that President Muhammadu Buhari-led government ought to have invested the money set up industries that would have provide jobs for unemployed youths in the nation.
Onyeachonam, the leader of the socio-cultural Organization made the remark when he featured on the ‘Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Tuesday Live’ programme monitored by TheNewspad.com
Speaking on on the topic: “Democracy and nation building”, the President-General of Ndigbo said, Local government administration has seized to exist in South Eastern part of Nigeria.
“One of the problems in this Country is misplacement of priority…The huge sum of money the government injected into the railway would have been used to build industries that would employ our jobless youths in Nigeria*, he said.
According to him, “If look at at Local government in South East, they are not functioning. Fundamentally, the Constitution of this Country has to be reviewed because that is the foundation of this Country”.
But Senator Ita Enang, the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Niger Delta Affairs, differed.
He said the federal government investment on the railway sector remains a laudable achievement of the administration.
“But the President has launched four railway stations in this Country. If that is not an achievement, what is then an achievement”, he said.