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Olusegun Obasanjo's name missing as Buhari names railway stations after "deserving Nigerians"(Full List)

by Tunde Olorungbotemi









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One of the prominent citizen in Nigeria, Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is not among the "deserving Nigerians" whom President Muhammadu Buhari has named some train stations after.


On Monday, Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, announced that the president had given approval that stations along the Lagos-Ibadan and the Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri corridors should be named in honour of some of the nation’s leaders.










Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo are among those that stations were named after.


In a press statement obtained by VOICE AIR MEDIA on Monday afternoon.










It reads;
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION PRESS RELEASE

Buhari Names Railway Stations After Prominent Nigerians

President Buhari has approved the naming of some railway stations along the Lagos-Ibadan and Itakpe/Ajaokuta/ Aladja/Warri corridors after some deserving Nigerian citizens.










Minister of transportation Rt. Hon. Amaechi disclosed this through a statement by his ministry's Director of Press, Eric Ojiekwe.


The statement noted that the deserving citizens have contributed to the progress and development of their respective communities and the nation at large.










According to the statement, 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).
Others are Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (Papalanto station)

Prof. Wole Soyinka (Abeokuta station),

Aremo Segun 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, 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 according to the statement include:

Goodluck Ebele Jonathan
(Agbor Station Complex)

Brigadier General David Ejoor (Abraka station)

Micheal Ibru (Opara station)

Alfred Rewane (Ujevwu station) and

Vice Admiral Mike Akhigbe (Railway Village, Agbor).










Signed:

Eric Ojiekwe
Director, Press and Public Relations
Federal Ministry of Transportation
July 27, 2020.









1 comment:

  1. Well it's not only Obasanjo's name that's missing here, I can't see Gowan, Babangida, Shagari, Shonekan, Rotimi Williams, Gani Showeyimi, Nnadi Azikwe, etc here too, more so to me, naming a railway station after a person's name doesn't matter, what matters is that your name should be written in the book of life in heaven

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