Rivers Students have described the renomination of Dr. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi by President Mohammadu Buhari as a Minister of the Federal Republic for yet another round of national service as a demonstration of the President’s confidence in the former Rivers governor to consolidate on the achievements already recorded, break new grounds and achieve set targets within record time.
“The former Minister whose performance has revolutionized the mode of public service and brought innovation into the APC led federal government has endeared himself to Nigerians within the short period he headed the Transportation Ministry with laudable achievements and signature projects across the all regions and zones of the country with the public spirit and zeal to do more” said Oge Okparanta, Publicity Secretary, APC Students’ League in a statement.
According to Okparanta, the rains of felicitations on Dr. Amaechi from citizens, diplomats and groups in the print and electronic media since his renomination some few days ago is simply overwhelming and is testamentary to the fact that the revolution in the various sectors under the Ministry of Transportation where he held sway is widely acknowledged and appreciated.
He observed that “although Dr. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has never been a member of the National Assembly, the Nigerian Senate asked him to ‘take a bow,’ setting a historical precedent in his honour in appreciation for his sterling performance. That is their own way of showing gratitude to a national figure whose performance has restored the confidence of Nigerians in public service.”
He recalled that the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay, on Wednesday, described Amaechi’s renomination as ‘excellent.’ His renomination is one of the best things that had happened in recent times.
“Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi is indeed rare specie from any perspective you may want to view him.
“Even his colleagues and contemporaries are making reference to his leadership prowess.
“His actions and achievements inspire us to dream more, learn more, do more and become more.
“While commending Mr. President for his renomination, we salute Rt. Hon. CR Amaechi, for accepting and making himself available for yet another round of national service for the development of the country.
“We congratulate His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Dr. CR Amaechi CON., former Speaker and Governor of Rivers State, former NGF Chair, Ex Presidential Campaign Chief and immediate past Minister of Transportation, Federal Republic of Nigeria.”