Buhari Names Railway Stations After Prominent APC Stalwarts, Others
President Muhammadu Buhari has named railway stations along the Lagos – Ibadan and the Itakpe-Ajaokuta- Warri corridors after “ deserving citizens who contributed to the progress and development of their respective communities and the nation at large ”.
This was contained in a statement by the Ministry of Transportation on Monday titled, ‘ Buhari Names Railway Stations After Prominent Nigerians ’ .
According to the statement signed by the ministry ’ s Director, Press and Public Relations , Eric Ojiekwe , the minister disclosed that the Apapa Station has been named after the All Progressives Congress stalwart , Bola Tinubu ; the Abeokuta Station named after respectable Nobel Laureate , Prof Wole Soyinka, while the Ajaokuta Station was conferred on Olusola Saraki, the late father of former Senate President , Bukola Saraki.
Also honoured were; Mobolaji Johnson ( Ebute Metta Station ) , Babatunde Fashola (Agege Station ), Lateef Jakande ( Agbado Station ), Yemi Osinbajo ( Kajola Station ) , Funmilayo Ransome – Kuti ( Papalanto Station ) , Segun Osoba ( Olodo Station ), and Micheal Ibru ( Opara Station ).
Others include ; Ladoka Akintola ( Omio- Adio Station ), Obafemi Awolowo ( Ibadan Station ) , Alex Ekwueme (Operation Control Centre ) , Adamu Attah ( Itakpe Station ) , Augustus Aikhomu (Itogbo Station ) , George Innih ( Agenebode Station ) , Anthony Enahoro ( Uromi Station ) , Tom Ikimi ( Ekehen Station ) , Samuel Ogbemudia ( Igbanke Station ) , David Ejoor (Abraka Station ), Alfred Rewane ( Ujevwu Station ) and Mike Akhigbe ( Railway Village, Agbor ) .
Recall that earlier Buhari approved that the name of the railway station in Agbor , Delta State , be called Goodluck Jonathan Railway Station and Complex .