Many past Nigerian leaders, living and dead, and other prominent individuals now have railway stations bearing their names.
This is because President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the renaming of some railway stations on the Lagos-Ibadan corridor and on the Itakpe/Ajaokuta/Aladja-Warri.
Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi disclosed the new names of the railway stations in a statement on Monday in Abuja.
In the statement signed by the ministry’s Director of Press, Eric Ojiekwe, the minister stated that those whom the railway stations have been named after, have made immense contributions to the progress and development of their communities and the nation.
According to the statement, the beneficiaries on the Lagos-Ibadan corridor, include: 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 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 beneficiaries 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).
The statement further named the beneficiaries as, include Goodluck Jonathan (Agbor Station Complex); Brig. Gen. David Ejoor (Abraka Station); Michael Ibru (Opara Station); Alfred Rewane (Ujevwu Station) and Chief Mike Akhigbe (Railway Village, Agbor).