The Eastern railways controversy

THE delay in the resuscitation of the Eastern railway network is a great disservice to efforts to diversify the economy. Cognisant of this, the Senate Joint Committee on Land Transport and Local and Foreign Debts chaired by Senator Gbenga Ashafa, recently invited the Minister of Transport,  Chibuike Amaechi, to explain factors behind what is being seen as the “exclusion” of the Eastern rails from the Muhammadu Buhari regime’s railway agenda.