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Rotimi Amaechi ‘We did not know things were this bad,’ Minister says

Amaechi also said they did not know they were going to meet so many challenges on assumption of office.

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The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has called on Nigerians to be patient with the Buhari administration.

Amaechi also said they did not know they were going to meet so many challenges on assumption of office.

He said “We encountered challenges; were we expecting to encounter those challenges? yes; did we think that we will meet the quantum or volume of those challenges?

“We didn’t anticipate that things were this bad. We thought you go to government and there would be money for you to run government and others.”

The minister said this while fielding question from newsmen on Tuesday, May 24, 2016.

Amaechi also said “Now you have the situation where there is no money to run government. I hate to use the word difficult; I hate to use the word impossible but we met things close to difficult and impossibility.

“That is why Nigerians are impatient; they want to see results and for them, change is not about change in structure, it is about change in their pocket.

“Because their pocket is getting dried and they wanted us to put some more resources in their pocket.

“Because of the structural changes that we want to put in place is not getting all that they want to get.

“What I usually say to people is that we beg you to give us time; we will achieve our objective if you give us time and we will both thank God for that opportunity.’’

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) recently accused Rotimi Amaechi of pushing for the declaration of a State of Emergency in Rivers State.

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