President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the naming of some railway stations along the Lagos-Ibadan and Itakpe/Ajaokuta/Aladja/Warri corridor after some deserving Nigerian citizens.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, through a press statement by the Ministry’s Director of press, Eric Ojiekwe, on Monday, July 27, 2020.
The press statement noted that the stations were named after deserving Nigerian citizens who have contributed to the progress and development of their respective communities and the nation at large.
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According to the statement, the beneficiaries for the Lagos-Ibadan with extension to the Lagos Port Complex are Bola Ahmed Tinubu (Apapa station), Brigadier General Mobolaji Johnson Rtd. (Ebute Metta Station), Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola (Agege Station), Alhaji Lateef Jakande (Agbado station) and Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (Kajola station).
Other beneficiaries include Chief Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (Papalanto station), Prof. Wole Soyinka (Abeokuta station), Aremo Olusegun Osoba (Olodo station), Chief Samuel Ladoke Akintola (Omio-Adio station), Chief Obafemi Awolowo (Ibadan station) and Chief Alex Ekwueme (Operation Control Centre).
For the Itakpe-Ajaokuta/Aladja-Warri Railway, the names of the beneficiaries are Alhaji Adamu Attah (Itakpe station), Dr. Olusola Saraki (Ajaokuta station), Admiral Augustus Aikhomu (Itogbo station), Major General George Innih Rtd. (Agenebode station), Anthony Eromosele Enahoro (Uromi station), Chief Tom Ikimi (Ekehen station) and Brigadier General Samuel Osagbowo Ogbemudia Rtd. (Igbanke station).
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Going further, the statement also noted that the Agbor Station Complex is named after former President Goodluck Jonathan, the Abraka station is named after Major General David Ejoor Rtd, the Opara station was named after Olorogun Micheal Ibru, Ujevwu station is named after Chief Alfred Rewane and the Railway village station Agbor is named after Vice Admiral Mike Akhigbe.
Nairametrics had reported a few days ago the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari to have the Agbor railway complex named after former President Goodluck Jonathan. The Agbor railway complex is the operational hub and largest station of the Itakpe-Warri standard gauge rail line.
This was announced by the Minister for Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, during the test run of newly acquired coaches on the completed Itakpe-Warri standard gauge rail line.
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION PRESS RELEASE
Buhari Names Railway Stations After Prominent Nigerians
President @MBuhari has approved the naming of some railway stations along the Lagos-Ibadan and Itakpe/Ajaokuta/ Aladja/Warri corridors after some deserving Nigerian citizens.
— Government of Nigeria (@NigeriaGov) July 27, 2020
A system that is not not working is naming the railway stations after the people, who by virtue of incompetence and ill luck, that is following them, have bewitched and bedeviled the entire system. How are we ever going to get out of this quagmire? Can’t they, for once, refuse this sort of proposition and let the various towns carry on with their own names? It’s not done this way in the USA.
How about the new rail line stations from Kaduna to kano