The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Ameachi, has disclosed why local contractors cannot handle big rail construction projects in the country.

 

 

Amaechi said local contractors lack the capacity to handle big rail construction projects they want.

 

He spoke in Lagos State while responding to agitation from local contractors on why they have been sidelined in the award of rail contracts.

 

Amaechi said local contractors needs to acquire the requisite experience before they could handle rail projects in Nigeria.

 

He said: “A contractor must have at least five years experience and genuine evidence of work done to be awarded a contract.

 

“We are not using our local contractors because they are not qualified. If you want to participate, build capacity. We can’t give you a life-threatening contract if we don’t trust your capacity

 

 

“We said five years experience but a contractor in Nigeria will take a photograph of another man’s job as his own.

 

“How many Nigerians have done project management in railway? Yet they are applying. I am not against them applying but we don’t want them to go give the job to other contractors. show us you have the capacity and equipment and we will choose you.”

 

Railway projects across Nigeria are handled by Chinese companies.

150 thoughts on “Railway projects: Why we ignore Nigerians, award contracts to Chinese – Amaechi”
  1. Arise, o compatriots, Nigeria’s call obey to serve our fatherland with love and strength and faith the labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain to serve with heart and might one nation bound in freedom peace and unity. O God of creation direct our noble cause guide thou our leaders right

      1. This not enough r ason,you are talking about 5 years experience,if you don’t give them the job how will they have experience,please let hear word jare

      2. This not enough r ason,you are talking about 5 years experience,if you don’t give them the job how will they have experience,please let’s hear word jare

  2. Arise, o compatriots, Nigeria’s call obey to serve our fatherland with love and strength and faith the labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain to serve with heart and might one nation bound in freedom peace and unity. O God of creation direct our noble cause guide thou our leaders right

  3. This is how we are losing a talented people in Nigeria because the government don’t want Nigerians to show their self
    Why don’t america or Canada give us a building project not even a railway project
    Mean while the best doctor so far are Africans but taken by either America or any other country
    Common car we don’t have our proud brand

  4. Arise, o compatriots, Nigeria’s call obey to serve our fatherland with love and strength and faith the labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain to serve with heart and might one nation bound in freedom peace and unity. O God of creation direct our noble cause guide thou our leaders right

  5. “How many Nigerians have done project management in railway? Yet they are applying. I am not against them applying but we don’t want them to go give the job to other contractors. show us you have the capacity and equipment and we will choose you.”

  6. “We said five years experience but a contractor in Nigeria will take a photograph of another man’s job as his own.
    Why must he think everyone are the same, not everyone takes pictures of another man’s work to prove

  7. “How many Nigerians have done project management in railway? Yet they are applying. I am not against them applying but we don’t want them to go give the job to other contractors. show us you have the capacity and equipment and we will choose you.”
    Lack of trust and honestly
    How will they show you when you haven’t given them the opportunity to prove it to you

  8. This is how they use to do in this country and they will always carry the activity that should be done in the country to another country,they will make other country to benefit in the profit that is why they improve on their economy

  9. That’s
    Not
    Fair
    Oo
    Hw
    Will
    They
    Ignore
    Nigerians
    To
    Give
    Or
    Award
    Project
    To
    Chinese
    We
    Are
    The
    Ones
    Making
    Nigeria
    A
    Hard
    Place
    For
    Us
    To
    Live

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