ABUJA (Transport Ministry’ Report)- The Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has said that the major concern of his Ministry is how to effectively protect the multi-million Naira Railway Terminal cited in Kubwa, Bwari Area Council hence partnering with the Area Council on security will facilitate efforts of the Ministry of Transportation in ensuring that a water-tight security measures are put in place at the Railway’s Terminal in Kubwa, Bwari Area Council, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The Minister who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Sabiu Zakari stated this when the Chairman of Bwari Area Council, Musa Dikko led a delegation of Executive Members of the Area Council on a courtesy visit to the Minister on Thursday November 11, 2016 in his office.
Amaechi noted that the Ministry is presently working with the Nigerian Police to secure the Terminal. He said that a Commissioner of Police, Railway had been posted to the area and is currently working with the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of that location in Kubwa. “The Authority has put in place adequate security measures to forestall any security lapses; however, despite the security measures put in place at the Kubwa Station, the Ministry is ready to partner with Bwari Area Council and other Security Agencies to ensure the safety of passengers and properties,” he said.
On the issue of employment of Indigenes of Bwari Area in the operation of the Railway Terminal, the Minister informed the delegation that when a Federal Government Project is cited in a locality, the Indigenes will be considered when employing certain categories of employees.
Speaking earlier, the Chairman, Bwari Area Council, Musa Dikko was full of appreciation to the Federal Government for the construction of Railway line from Abuja-Kaduna which Terminal is cited in their Area Council, noting that the project has tremendously improved commercial activities and enhanced economic development of the Area.
Musa further used the occasion to inform the Minister of the economic potentials which abound in the Area Council. He disclosed that Bwari Area Council is notable for agriculture and tourism.
He therefore called on the Federal Government to explore the economic potentials of the Area Council in its drive for economic diversification policy of the present administration.