During the inauguration of the Enugu-Port Harcourt-Enugu intercity train service yesterday held in Port Harcourt, President Goodluck Jonathan revealed that his administration had managed the country’s economy to become the greatest in Africa and one of the largest in the world.
He said: “We have managed the economy such that it has risen to be the greatest economy in Africa and one of the largest in the world.”
Represented by his Vice President Namadi Sambo, the president said his government had changed the course of history in the country.
“We have changed the course of history with the railway system in the last 30 years from the neglected sector to a rehabilitated and revitalised one by rehabilitating the existing narrow gauge railway lines, their operations and maintenance,” Jonathan said.
He said the administration would construct coastal railway line from Lagos to oil producing states of the Niger Delta and link up commercial cities in the South-East.
According to him, the Abuja-Kaduna rail project was at 90 per cent completion stage while the Warri-Itakpe project was at an advanced stage.
“We have introduced programmes that have impacted positively on the lives of the people and addressed key issues in our national agenda,” he said.
According to the president, he had fulfilled all his electioneering campaign promises he made to Nigerians during the 2011 presidential election.