President Muhammadu Buhari has named train stations along the Lagos-Ibadan and the Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri corridors after “deserving Nigerians”, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said.
Presidency aide, Tolu Ogunlesi, revealed this on Monday in a tweet.
According to Ogunlesi, the Apapa station was named after Bola Ahmed Tinubu, while the Agege station was conferred on the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola.
Other personalities conferred with train station names include Lateef Jakande (Agbado station), Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (Kajola station), and Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (Papalanto station).’
Earlier in June, the President had approved the naming of the Railway Complex in Agbor – the operational hub of the Itakpe-Warri line – after former President Goodluck Jonathan.
According to a statement from the Ministry of Transportation, Buhari conferred the names on the “deserving citizens” because of their contribution to “the progress and development of their respective communities and the nation at large.”
Below is a full list of the Nigerians who were conferred with names of train stations:
- Mobolaji Johnson Ebute Metta Station
- Babatunde Fashola Agege station
- Bola Ahmed Tinubu Apapa station
- Lateef Jakande Agbado station
- Yemi Osinbajo Kajola station
- Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti Papalanto station
- Wole Soyinka Abeokuta station
- Segun Osoba Olodo station
- Ladoke Akintola Omio-Adio station
- Obafemi Awolowo Ibadan station
- Adamu Attah Itakpe station
- Olushola Saraki Ajaokuta station
- Augustus Aikhomu Itogbo station
- George Innih Agenebode station
- Anthony Eromosele Enahoro Uromi station
- Tom Ikimi Ekehen station
- Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia Igbanke station
- Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Agbor Station Complex
- David Ejoor Abraka station
- Micheal Ibru Opara station
- Alfred Rewane (Ujevwu station) and
- Mike Akhigbe Railway Village, Agbor
- Alex Ekwueme (Operation Control Centre)