Agbor – A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Delta state, Patrick Ikechukwu Ebomah on Monday, said federal government’s investment in rail infrastructure will be a “huge boost” to Delta state and the country’s economy.
Ebomah made the assertion during a chat with The Nigerian Observer at Agbor, in Ika-South local government area of the state.
He said, the investment in Itakpe-Warri rail line, is vital for the transportation of agricultural produce, other goods and solid minerals that are abound in the location, to different part of the country.
The federal government in 2018 test-runned 320km rail track from Itakpe, in Kogi state through Agbor to Warri in Delta state, first time a train passed through the corridor since 1987.
According to him, “If you ask me, i will score Muhammadu Buhari very high. He knew the importance of railways to our economy, and took advantage and invested heavily in it, after it was abandoned.
“when fully functional as Lagos-Ibadan or Abuja-Kaduna rail line, we all know what it will mean to us Deltans. Me for instance, i owned more than 500 heads of palm trees, and can use train to transport my produce to anywhere”.
The ex school teacher, who is APC Ward 7 chairman in Ika-South local government, however commended federal government’s border closure, which he maintained would encourage the production as well as consumption of “made in Nigeria” goods and services.