Amaechi Rhymes Rail Lines

Rotimi Amaechi, former governor of Rivers state and now Minister of Transport, was known to say "you know I read literature" during his days as a runaway governor. He was also famous for street dancing. With brooms. All of which are quite dramatic.

As those are his only self declared credentials, one would at first wonder why a poet is not in charge of ,say, Education, Culture or Tourism.




Then Nigeria Railways, his new office, has lines. Thousand of them that are really out of alignment which need urgent rhyming.

His job, like a good poet, is to realign them.
The stage coaches would not be strange to him as they rock him back and forth. All part of dancing.

Fixing Nigeria Railways with a budget that has no capital allocations is like rhyming a Russian poem in Greek.

Mr Amaechi has told the world about his plans for the industry. Nobody is listening. He is an entertainer, if  sometimes an annoying one.
The government he serves has only talked for 6 months.

The ministry of transport needs a pragmatic administrator. Most of the job is engineering.

Not literature.
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