Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi said the ministry is working tirelessly with security agencies to ensure the release of all abducted passengers on the attacked Abuja-Kaduna Train.
The minister spoke yesterday at the annual ministerial press briefing on landmark programmes, projects and activities of the ministry and its agencies, in 2021 in Abuja on Thursday.
While sympathising with the families of kidnapped victims in the recent train attack, he said the ministry was working with security agencies to ensure their safety and release.
Amaechi said the ministry is committed to ensuring a vibrant, responsive, efficient and effective transport system in the country.
The minister, represented by his minister of state for transportation, Gbemisola Saraki, said the event was also to inform the public on the strategies and interventions devised for the execution of the medium-term national development plan (MTNDP 2021 to 2025).
“It is in the realisation of this that government made transportation infrastructure a priority both in this two plans.
“The ministry is committed to ensuring that the nation has a vibrant, responsive, efficient and effective transport system capable of adequately meeting the needs of a modern, industrial and vibrant economy.