Former Special Adviser on New Media to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has berated President Muhammadu Buhari for approving a new rail line from Kano to his hometown of Daura, Katsina State.
Recall that the Minister of Transportation had on Friday disclosed that Buhari had approved the rail line to Daura.
Reacting to the claim, Omokri wondered how Daura is contributing to the Gross Domestic Product, GDP, of the nation to warrant such huge investment.
Omokri noted that such decision was why Nigeria needs to be restructured to avoid lopsided allocation of resources.
The former Presidential aide, who took to his Facebook page, wrote: “President Muhammadu Buhari just approved a new rail line from Kano to Daura, his home town. What is the strategic importance of Daura to Nigeria’s economy?
“What does Daura bring to the table in terms of contribution to Nigeria’s GDP that it should require this huge investment?
” Warri and Port Harcourt are both cities that contribute more than any city, with perhaps the exception of Lagos, to Nigeria’s GDP. Both of them are not linked by rail.
“Yet the money generated by the economies of these two cities will fund the new Kano-Daura rail. You cannot even make an economic argument for the necessity of such a huge investment for Daura!
“This is why we insist on restructuring so that a biased leader would not take wealth from elsewhere to develop his own village and town simply because we live in a flawed federalism!”