Every serving Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria owes the nation, his state, his local government area and his political unit duty to perform. Duties to assure his people of his true love, duties to his political party, duties to reassure electorate reasons for them to continue, duties of bridging the gap of developmental benefits of democracy.
Failure to meet up with such can be seen or said that such person, platform or political affiliation is a total failure. As an individual a call for resignation of office is advisable and for a political party, the change matrix become the inevitable.
The Hon Minister of transport specific responsibilities may include overseeing road safety, civil aviation, maritime transport, rail transport, developing government transportation policy, organizing public transport, and the maintenance and construction of infrastructural projects and other needs.
One will be tempted to ask, Meshach what is your business with the failures of the ministry for transport, More than you will think, not just that they had not been able to fulfill on their campaign promises, but as a son and true lover of our dear state my concern was born out of the most recent failure analysis of the ministry as published by THISDAY Newspaper dated 8th December, 2017 and titled ” Infrastructural Deficit threatens Federal Government’s Rail Transport Programme “
Instead of the Hon Minister of Transport getting bothered about this report, he was in Port Harcourt and seize the opportunity of Gov Wike and other PDP party Stewarts in Abuja for the party National Elective Convention to plan and execute havoc in the state. His plans hatched into the civil unrest in part of the major roads of Port Harcourt, the well planned but failed solidarity walk in support of the Akin Fakorede led F-SARS activities in Rivers State. The residents of Rivers State woke up on the 11th December, 2017 with great surprise and dismayed to see Ameachi and other APC party leaders crying for the continuity of the activities of SARS in the state, an activity that has received worldwide condemnation by individuals and human rights organizations.
As Ameachi is failing in his constitutional duties as a minister, so he is also failing on his evil plans against his people, the Rivers people. On a critical analysis of the duties mentioned above, one can say that the Minister for transport has not only failed in his duties as a minister, but has also failed as a Rivers son, failed as an Ikwerre son, and failed woefully as an Ubima son.
-Meshach Alaputa Jaja, CPA