Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, urged concerned Nigerians to therefore prevail on the upper (Senate) and lower (Reps) chambers of the National Assembly to approve the loan request.
Speaking during a Town Hall meeting organised by the Ministry of Information and Culture in Ilorin, Kwara State yesterday, the former Rivers State governor said,
"China has already approved the loan, the only thing limiting us is the refusal of the National Assembly to approve the plan. As citizens of Nigeria in the North Central, please help us ask the National Assembly to approve the plan.
"We will not disappoint Nigerians, if anyone tells you we will, that person is deceiving you. Although, you won’t believe it if we tell you that we are also suffering, just because we are ministers.
"I think the message you want us to hear is that things are difficult and I can say government has heard you. But we need to correct certain wrong impression they are giving you.
"We knew when we took over that there were challenges. As chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, we knew there was corruption, we saw how people were carting money away in bags, but many of you didn’t believe me when I said that."