Dele Ogbodo in Abuja
The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, yesterday expressed optimism that partnering with Bwari Area Council will provide the much needed security at the major terminals of the Abuja-Kaduna railway lines.
The minister who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Mr. Sabiu Zakari, stated this when the Chairman of Bwari Area Council, Hon. Musa Dikko, led a delegation of executive members of the Area Council on a courtesy visit to his office in Abuja.
In a statement signed by the Director of Public Affairs, Mrs. Yetunde Shonaike, noted, that the ministry is presently working with the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to secure the terminal, adding that a Police Commissioner had been posted to the area and is currently working with the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of that location in Kubwa.
He said: “The authority has put in place adequate security measures to forestall any security lapses. However, despite the security measures put in place at the Kubwa Station, the ministry is ready to partner Bwari area council and other security agencies to ensure the safety of passengers and properties.”
On provision of employment for Indigenes of Bwari Area Council, in the operation of the terminal, the minister informed the team that it is the policy of government to employ indigenes in places where infrastructure are cited across the country.
Speaking earlier, Chairman, Bwari Area Council, commended government for the construction of the rail line from Abuja to Kaduna which terminal is cited in the council.