Mr Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation has stated that people clearly misunderstood him by thinking he will convert to Islam because he is a close confidant of President Muhammadu Buhari . He further thanked the president for not converting him to Islam.
According to report from the News Agency of Nigeria,NAN, the minister disclosed this on Wednesday during the Valedictory Service of the Federal Executive Council held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The former number one citizen in Rivers State disclosed that he was chased out of Christ the King Catholic Church in 2014 because he was supporting President Buhari, who according to some feelers is on a mission to Islamise the country.
“Mr. President, let me thank you for not converting me to Islam. I say that specifically because in 2014 when I walked into Christ the King Catholic Church, I was literally chased out of the church as a governor because I was accused of supporting a man whose agenda was to Islamise Nigeria.
“And in Rivers state they began to call me `Alhaji Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi’. I thank you because they have dropped the `Alhaji’ and back to Mr Chibuike Amaechi,’’ He stated.
The former number citizen in Rivers State disclosed that some people thought President Buhari is a dictator but he proved them wrong by turning to an “extreme democrat’’.
“I was told in the course of the campaign that you were autocratic and therefore you would not be democratic.
“Most of us are not happy that you have moved from your autocratic nature to an extreme democrat that everything puts to test of the people, to the extent that the people now feel that the only way things can go on in this country is by the rule of law.
“We all know that the rule of law is the beginning and the end of this government. Talking about the financial impunity that we saw before, people were making money without having any productive capacity for that,’’ the minister disclosed.
Meanwhile the President told his cabinet members that they should be proud of having served their nation
His statements partly reads below
“I want you all to leave this meeting proud to have served your nation to the best of your ability. You should be proud to have been part of the Government that liberated the local governments previously under Boko Haram rule.
“You should be proud to have contributed to our food security and economic diversification agenda which led to the revival of our rural agrarian economy
“You should be proud to have been part of the team that developed the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan which led Nigeria exiting its worst recession in decades.
“You should be proud to have introduced the social investment program that enhanced livelihoods of millions of Nigerians.
“You should be proud to have participated in settling outstanding pensions of many senior citizens abandoned by previous governments while supporting state governments to meet their salary arrears.
SOURCE: THE SUN,DAILYPOST
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