The names were contained in a statement issued on Monday, July 27, 2020, by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, through his ministry’s Director of Press, Eric Ojiekwe.
Ameachi 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.
According to him, the reason for naming the stations after the beneficiaries is because the deserving citizens have contributed to the progress and development of their respective communities and the nation at large.
Below is a full list of those who were honoured:
- Mobolaji Johnson/Ebute Metta Station
- Babatunde Fashola/Agege station
- Bola Ahmed Tinubu/Apapa station
- Lateef Jakande/Agbado station
- Yemi Osinbajo/Kajola station
- Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti/Papalanto station
- Wole Soyinka/Abeokuta station
- Segun Osoba/Olodo station
- Ladoke Akintola/Omio-Adio station
- Obafemi Awolowo/Ibadan station
- Adamu Attah/Itakpe station
- Olushola Saraki/Ajaokuta station
- Augustus Aikhomu/Itogbo station
- George Innih/Agenebode station
- Anthony Eromosele Enahoro/Uromi station
- Tom Ikimi/Ekehen station
- Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia/Igbanke station
- Goodluck Ebele Jonathan/Agbor Station Complex
- David Ejoor/Abraka station
- Micheal Ibru/Opara station
- Alfred Rewane/Ujevwu station
- Mike Akhigbe/Railway Village, Agbor
- Alex Ekwueme/Operation Control Centre
KanyiDaily recalls that earlier before now, Amaechi had already disclosed that President Buhari named the Agbor train station after former president Goodluck Jonathan.