A former senate president of Nigeria, Iyorchia Ayu, has condemned the plan by the government of president Muhammadu Buhari to construct a rail line from Kano to Niger Republic.
Ayu faulted the plan on Monday during the inauguration of reconstructed Ahmadu Bello Way by Governor Samuel Ortom in the Gboko area of the state.
The former senate president decried the state of federal roads in the country, saying the money voted for the project should rather be used in reconstructing of dilapidated federal roads across the country.
He said, “I call on our National Assembly members to tell the President to fix our roads. It is wrong for the Buhari administration to construct rail line from Kano to Niger Republic.”
“The money should be channelled to repair of roads in the State. We do not need a rail line to Niger. The allied forces have ganged up against you but do not be distracted. As long as you are doing what the people want and defending us, no one will do anything to you.”