2023 is for God to decide – Amaechi

Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi

Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi says only God can decide who Nigeria’s president would be in 2023, dismissing speculations he was being touted as the country’s next president.

“I am still the minister for transportation and only God can tell who will be the President of Nigeria in 2023,” the 58-year-old said on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.

Amaechi said he was focusing on his job as minister and would not want to be distracted.

The minister had earlier said the Kano-Maradi (Niger Republic) rail project would cost the Nigerian government $1.9billion.

“The project is going to cost us $1.9billion and we will source it from mostly Europe,” the former Rivers governor said, noting, however, that the government is yet to secure the loan.

On how long it will take the country to repay the loan, he explained that it is not within the jurisdiction of his ministry but noted that the railway project would commence on Tuesday.