President Muhammadu Buhari, Monday approved the naming of functional railway stations across the country after some ‘deserving Nigerians’ without including former military head of state and civilian president, Olusegun Obasanjo. The railway stations are along the Lagos-Ibadan and Itakpe/Ajaokuta/ Aladja/Warri corridors.
Minister of Transportation Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi announced the development in a statement.
For the Lagos-Ibadan with extension to the Lagos Port Complex at Apapa railway station, the beneficiaries are: Asiwaju 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).
Others are Chief Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (Papalanto station), Prof. Wole Soyinka (Abeokuta station), Aremo Olusegun Osoba (Olodo station), Chief Ladoka Akintola (Omio-Adio station), Chief Obafemi Awolowo (Ibadan station), and Chief Alex Ekwueme (Operation Control Centre).
For the Itakpe-Ajaokuta/Aladja-Warri Railway: Alhaji Adamu Attah (Itakpe station), Dr Olushola 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 Osaigbovo Ogbemudia (Rtd) (Igbanke station).
Others include former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (Agbor Station Complex), Major General David Ejoor (Rtd) (Abraka station), Olorogun Micheal Ibru (Opara station), Chief Alfred Rewane (Ujevwu station), and Vice Admiral Mike Akhigbe (Rtd) (Railway Village, Agbor).