Nigeria’s minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has revealed that he is scared of the deadly coronavirus.
He revealed that in order to stay safe, he carries his sanitiser and extra mask around, The Nation reports.
The minister and ex Rivers state governor disclosed this in Abuja on Monday, July 27, during the briefing by members of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
Going further, the minister said if not for pressure, he would not have allowed the railway to function.
“I carry mask and sanitiser everywhere I go and the reason is that I have seen people die of COVID. So, I’m dead scared. If you ask the national coordinator of PTF, I refused that we should open the railway. It is the pressure of those who want to participate in the forthcoming spiritual activities (Sallah) that made me accept that the railways from Abuja to Kaduna resume,” he said.