Motion on Urgent need to investigate the granting of concession of the western and Eastern rail lines to General Electric of USA.
The motion indicated that the Federal Ministry of Transport had violated the provisions of the Public Enterprises (privatization and Commercialization) Act, 1999 by unilaterally engaging the General Electric for the concession of the western and Eastern rail lines. The Senate then mandated the committee on privatization, land transport, finance, anti-corruption and financial crimes, special duties, trade and investment and judiciary to investigate the procedure adopted in the engagement of General Electric for the concession of the rail lines. Consequently, the minister of transportation, Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi was summoned by the committee to answer questions on the matter.