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Nigeria names railway stations after prominent citizens

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By Tanko Mohammed
Nigeria has named some railway stations in the Lagos-Ibadan and Itakpe/Ajaokuta/ Aladja/Warri corridors after some prominent citizens.

President Muhammadu Buhari approved the naming, Minister of Transportation, Mr Chibuike Amaechi confirmed in a statement released by Director of Press in the ministry, Mr 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).

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