President Buhari approves naming of railway complex after Goodluck Jonathan
Despite political differences, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the naming of the railway complex in Agbor, the operational hub of Itakpe-Warri rail line, after his predecessor Goodluck Jonathan.
Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, made this confirmation on Saturday, July 18, through a tweet by the presidential aide, Tolu Ogunlesi. The transport minister said the Itakpe-Warri rail line will now be acknowledged as the Goodluck Jonathan Railway Station and Complex.
Amaechi also said the project is ready for commissioning, adding that priority of the Warri-Itakpe rail corridor remains prioritizing the movement of goods especially since the rail line passes through Ajaokuta.
“It will be known as the Goodluck Jonathan Railway Station & Complex,” Tolu Ogunlesi said. Asked when it will be commissioned, the minister said: ”That will depend on the ministry’s ability to convince the president to commission it. We are also considering virtual commissioning because of COVID-19.”