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Ado Doguwa Calls Toby Okechukwu ‘Messenger Of Doom’

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Ado Doguwa Calls Toby Okechukwu ‘Messenger Of Doom’

By Levinus Nwabughiogu-Abuja

A melodrama trailed the talk to a movement to conduct a standing of inquiry on Nigerian Railway Company (NRC) and the latest Ibadan-Lagos practice stoppage because of a scarcity of gasoline.

The bulk chief, Hon. Ado Doguwa and the deputy minority chief, Hon. Toby Okechukwu had been the character within the drama whereas Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila performed the referee.

The drama begins after the Minority Chief of the Home, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu (PDP, Delta) had moved the movement of pressing nationwide significance, expressing his concern on the inefficiency within the administration of NRC which got here into existence 112 years.

Elumelu had famous a few reviews on the inefficiency of the company.

He mentioned: “In latest instances, there have been sequence of media reviews of how passenger trains breakdown in the midst of nowhere for lack of upkeep thereby subjecting commuters to potential assaults by hoodlums and armed robbers who can brutalize, maim and cart away hard-earned monies and items of harmless Nigerians.

“The unhappy episode of Thursday eleventh, March 2022, the place a practice conveying passengers and items from Lagos to Ibadan got here to a halt halfway attributable to inadequate gasoline, as soon as once more endangering the lives of harmless Nigerian travellers on the journey.

“A practice to depart the station with inadequate gasoline solely to get caught halfway into the journey with traumatised and stranded passengers, is a big nationwide embarrassment which not solely makes our nation a laughing inventory within the eyes of the worldwide group however a whole system failure”, he mentioned.

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Elumelu nevertheless described the excuse by the Managing Director of NRC, Fidelis Okhiria as laughable, decrying an absence of frequent updates from the Committee Chairman on Railway, Hon. Tajudeen Abbas.

The minority chief, subsequently, warned that if the irresponsible and careless act by the NRC was not successfully tackled and nipped on the bud, it could at some point result in a significant catastrophe the place harmless Nigerians will find yourself dropping their lives, therefore the necessity for the investigation.

However hardly had Elumelu completed that Okechukwu in his contribution to supporting the movement mentioned extra lives could also be put at risk if no concerted efforts had been made to forestall future incidence.

However the Home Chief, Doguwa interjected, saying the movement was easy and investigative in nature.

He mentioned that Okechukwu’s contribution was dilatory.

However wading into the verbal alternate, the Speaker, Gbajabiamila faulted Doguwa, saying that an investigative movement might be debated.

He mentioned “I disagree with you, Doguwa. What I do know is that infrastructural motions usually are not debated. However we debate investigative motions on this Home on a regular basis. The truth that the mover of the movement mentioned it’s easy that’s his personal opinion.

To different folks in the home, it will not be easy. There is likely to be different folks that wish to oppose the movement. So, if we lay priority that any individual brings an investigative movement and also you say it’s easy then exclude others from talking then it’s harmful priority.”

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However, Doguwa maintained his place, describing the Deputy Minority Chief, Okechukwu as a messenger of doom.

He recalled that Okechukwu had throughout the latest debate on the shortage of aviation gasoline intoned that plane can crash-land for lack of gasoline.

“Mr Speaker I stand guided, Okechukwu is being dilatory as a result of that is somebody making an attempt to be like a messenger of doom. Giving us tales about plane crashes, how are you going to be a messenger of doom. The instance he gave about plane within the air dropping gasoline to crash is sort of a messenger of doom”, Doguwa mentioned.

Gbajabiamila then requested Okechukwu to answer.

In his rebuttal, Okechukwu mentioned that his contribution to the movement was essential due to the large amount of cash sourced from the Chinese language to construct the infrastructure.

He, subsequently, amended the movement {that a} standing enquiry is imposed on the operations of the Nigerian Railway Company.

Adopting the modification and the principle movement, the Home gave the committee 4 weeks to report again to the Home.

Supply:- Vanguard


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