President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the naming of some railway stations in the country after some prominent Nigerians.
Some of the prominent citizens include, the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, the All Progressive Congress (APC) National Leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Noble Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, former Lagos state governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola,
The Minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, disclosed this in a statement by Director of Press, Ministry of Transportation, Eric Ojiekwe.
The statement shared via twitter on Monday said, “President @MBuhari has approved the naming of some railway stations along the Lagos-Ibadan and Itakpe/Ajaokuta/ Aladja/Warri corridors after some deserving Nigerian citizens.
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 Professor 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).
This is coming few days after Agbor Railway line was named after former president Goodluck Jonathan.
The statement noted that the deserving citizens have contributed to the progress and development of their respective communities and the nation at large.