Osinbajo lays foundation for Ogun railway wagon plant

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Buhari not responsible for non-issuance of airport licence —Gov Dickson
Published
November 9, 2019
Daniels Igoni, Yenagoa

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has absolved President Muhammadu Buhari of any blame in the alleged refusal of the Nigerian aviation regulator to issue a licence to the Bayelsa International Airport to commence commercial operations despite the absence of any serious safety concern.

The governor, who led Bayelsans on a tour of the airport facility, noted that “Buhari does not have a reputation for pettiness to play politics with the development of the country.”

Dickson in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Fidelis Soriwei, said that he was optimistic that the President would call for the necessary action on the lingering issue when it is brought to his attention.

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He said that some overzealous officials of the Ministry of Aviation were playing politics with a purely developmental and infrastructural issue.

Dickson said, “I don’t think the issue of the delay or refusal to issue the operational licence to the Bayelsa International Airport after months of liaising with the Nigeria Aviation Authorities for regulatory approval has anything to do with Mr. President.

“President Buhari, I believe, does not have a reputation for playing politics with development. I am of the view that he is not aware of the details of what is happening around our airport and when he knows, the appropriate steps would be taken and we will get our licence.

“What is happening is that some overzealous officials of the ministry and parastatal are politicising a purely developmental issue at the behest of primitive APC officials.

“I don’t believe President Buhari will condescend to the level of playing politics with development as some people are trying to portray him.”

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Osinbajo lays foundation for Ogun railway wagon plant
Published
November 9, 2019
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja

The foundation for the construction of a railway wagon assembly plant in Kajola, Ogun State, was laid on Saturday by Vice-President Yemi Osinbanjo.

Osinbajo also charged the contractor handling the project, China Civil Engineering Corporation, to start assembling locomotives and coaches in Nigeria.

It was gathered that the Kajola plant, when completed, would emerge as the largest private investment by CCECC in sub-Saharan Africa.

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