The President Muhammadu Buhari has named railway stations along the Lagos-Ibadan and the Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri corridors after “deserving citizens.”
According to the President, this deserving Nigerians contributed to the progress and development of their respective communities and the nation at large.
In a statement by the Ministry of Transportation on Monday titled, ‘Buhari Names Railway Stations After Prominent Nigerians,’ the ministry’s Director of Press, Eric Ojiekwe, said, “for the Lagos-Ibadan with extension to the Lagos Port Complex at Apapa railway station, the beneficiaries are Bola Ahmed Tinubu ( Apapa station), Mobolaji Johnson (Ebute Metta Station), Babatunde Raji Fashola ( Agege station), Lateef Jakande (Agbado station) and Prof.Yemi Osinbajo (Kajola station).
According to him, “Others are Funmilayo Ransom Kuti (Papalanto station), Prof. Wole Soyinka (Abeokuta station), Segun Osoba (Olodo station), Ladoke Akintola (Omio-Adio station) Chief Obafemi Awolowo (Ibadan station) and Chief Alex Ekwueme( Operation Control Centre).”
He added that, “For the Itakpe-Ajaokuta/Aladja-Warri Railway, the names are, Alhaji Adamu Attah (Itakpe station), Dr. Olushola Saraki (Ajaokuta station), Admiral Augustus Aikhomu (Itogbo station), Brigadier General George Innih (Agenebode station), Anthony Eromosele Enahoro (Uromi station), Chief Tom Ikimi (Ekehen station) and Brig.Gen Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia (rtd), (Igbanke station).
Others are: Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (Agbor station complex), Brigadier General David Ejoor (Abraka station), Micheal Ibru (Opara station), Alfred Rewane (Ujevwu station) and Chief Mike Akhigbe (Railway village, Agbor).”
He noted that the deserving citizens had contributed to the progress and development of their respective communities and the nation at large.