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FG names railway complex after Amina Mohammed, UN Dep. Secretary General

The Idu Railway Complex of the FCT and all its facilities have been named after the Dep. Secretary-General of the UN, Amina J. Mohammed.

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The Federal Government has named the Idu Railway Complex of the Abuja-Kaduna rail line and the Light Train Station of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and all its facilities after the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Amina J. Mohammed.

This is in continuation of the present administration’s practice of naming some major railway stations and its facilities in the country after some deserving Nigerian citizens.

This disclosure is contained in a tweet post by the Federal Ministry of Transportation on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, on its official Twitter handle.

The decision to name the railway facility after Amina Mohammed, who was also Nigeria’s former Minister of Environment, was done in concurrence with the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Musa Bello.

The ministry in its statement said, ‘’The Nigerian Government has named the Idu Railway Complex and the Light Train Station of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and all its facilities after the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Amina J. Mohammed.

‘’The decision is in concurrence with the Honourable Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, and the Honourable Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, Mohammed Musa Bello.’’

What you should know

  • Nairametrics had reported in July last year that President Muhammadu Buhari, approved the naming of some railway station after some prominent Nigerians both dead and alive. Some of the beneficiaries include Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, Brigadier-General Mobolaji Johnson, Babatunde Raji Fashola, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Prof. Wole Soyinka, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Dr Alex Ekwueme, Chief Mrs Olufunmilayo Ransome-Kuti, Olusola Saraki and so on.
  • Some of the railway stations that were renamed include Lagos Port Complex, Ebute Metta Station, Agege Station, Agbado Station, Kajola Station, Abeokuta Station, Papalanto Station, Ibadan Station, Ajaokuta Station, Itakpe Station, and so on.

Chike Olisah is a graduate of accountancy with over 15 years working experience in the financial service sector. He has worked in research and marketing departments of three top commercial banks. Chike is a senior member of the Nairametrics Editorial Team. You may contact him via his email- [email protected]

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