President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday renamed some train stations across the country after prominent Nigerians.
President Buhari named the Kajola Station in Ogun State after the vice president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.
This came days after the president named the Agbor Station Complex after former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
Minister of Transportation, Mr Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, who disclosed this in a statement by the ministry’s director of press, Eric Ojiekwe, added that some other railway stations along the Lagos-Ibadan corridor and others on the Itakpe/Ajaokuta/Aladja-Warri were also named after some deserving Nigerian citizens.
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 line 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.
Others are Funmilayo Ransom Kuti, Papalanto Station; Prof. Wole Soyinka, Abeokuta Station; Segun Osoba, Olodo Station; Ladoke 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; Brig. Gen 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 Brig. Gen David Ejoor, Abraka Station; Micheal Ibru, Opara Station; Alfred Rewane, Ujevwu Station) and Chief Mike Akhigbe (Railway village, Agbor).