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A file photo of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, during an interview on a Channels Television programme.

 

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has appeared before the House of Representatives Public Hearing on Treaties and Protocols.

Speaking during the hearing in Abuja on Monday, Amaechi disagreed with the committee, saying he is unaware of an N33 billion contract by the Ministry of Transport but only a $1.6 billion contract.

He said the action of the committee is political.

Amaechi insisted that Nigeria will lose the loan agreement for the South-South rail project due to the investigation by the House.

The Minister accused the Committee Chairman, Nicholas Ossai, of having approached him on the South-South rail, a claim which the Chairman denied.

The committee is also interested in the number of Nigerians and Chinese involved in the Federal Government rail project

 

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