Former Minister of Transportation, Rt Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi Saturday graduated from Baze University Abuja with a second class upper degree in Law(LLB).
Amaechi who commenced the Bachelor of Law Degree Programme when he was a minister in spite of his tight schedules, especially rigorous inspection and supervision of rail projects around the country combined the rigours of academic studies and his official work and achieved this remarkable feat.
The former Minister in his numerous inspections of projects under the Ministry, was seen reading books in between his engagements with the contractors and workers on sites. For instance, during the inspections of the Lagos – Ibadan standard gauge rail line, Amaechi was often spotted using the opportunity of transit from one station to the other to read for his exams.
Amaechi as a Minister, conceptualized the remodelling and the revolution in the railway transportation sector with a brand new Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line started and completed under his supervision. Completion of the Warri-Itakpe rail line, ground breaking of Kano-Daura-Maradi rail line; the ongoing Kano-Kaduna standard gauge rail line. In the maritime sector, he pursued an aggressive security policy of Buhari administration towards ensuring piracy free along the Nigeria waterway and the Gulf of Guinea which is code named the Deep Blue Project. Also, under his watch, inland Dry-Ports were established across the country. He played a pivotal role in ensuring the commencement and completion of the Lekki Deep Seaport within the stipulated time. His achievements in the Transport sector are regarded by experts as long lasting legacy infrastructures that are springboard for Nigeria economic development.
Recall that Amaechi resigned his appointment as Minister of Transportation to run for the 2023 Presidential election under the platform of All Progressives Congress(APC) and in June 2022, he became second runner up at the APC presidential primary election trailing behind the winner, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.