The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, has denied media reports claiming he said Nigerians should contribute money for the treatment of victims of the Monday, March 28, train attack.
On Thursday, news made the rounds that the Minister on Wednesday asked Nigerians to contribute money for the injured victims. The Ministry has however come out to clarify the statement.
The Statement which was signed by the Director, Press and PR for the Ministry reads;
The Ministry of Transportation’s attention has been drawn to the story carried by the print media and other online platforms quoting the Minister of Transportation , Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi as asking “Nigerian people to liaise with the hospital management and see how much they can contribute to the treatment of the patients” is false and a terrible misrepresentation.
On the contrary, what the Minister said and we have it on record is: “I have said to the Nigerian Railway Corporation to liase with the hospital management and see how much they can contribute for the treatment of patients”.
In light of the above, we urge the public to disregard these publications as it is not a representation of what the Minister said when he went to commiserate with he bomb blast victims at 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital and St. Gerald’s Catholic Hospital, both in Kaduna on March 30, 2022.