OBJ left out as Buhari honours Tinubu, Soyinka, Osoba, others with railway stations

Ex-President, Olusegun Obasanjo’s name was conspicuously missing as President Muhammadu Buhari named railway stations along the Lagos-Ibadan and the Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri corridors after “deserving citizens who contributed to the progress and development of their respective communities and the nation at large.”

According to a statement signed by the Ministry of Transportation’s Director, Press and Public Relations, Eric Ojiekwe, the minister, Chibuike Amaechi, disclosed that the Apapa Station has been named after the All Progressives Congress stalwart, Bola Tinubu; the Abeokuta Station named after respectable Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, while the Ajaokuta Station was conferred on the late political godfather of Kwara state, Olusola Saraki.

Elder Statesman and former Ogun State governor, Aremo Olusegun Osoba on a train ride from Osogbo to Abeokuta in 1958.

Also honoured were; Segun Osoba (Olodo Station), Mobolaji Johnson (Ebute Metta Station), Babatunde Fashola (Agege Station), Lateef Jakande (Agbado Station), Yemi Osinbajo (Kajola Station), Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (Papalanto Station) and Micheal Ibru (Opara Station).

Other elder statesmen on the list include Ladoke Akintola (Omi-Adio Station), Obafemi Awolowo (Ibadan Station), Alex Ekwueme (Operation Control Centre), Adamu Attah (Itakpe Station), Augustus Aikhomu (Itogbo Station), George Innih (Agenebode Station), Anthony Enahoro (Uromi Station), Tom Ikimi (Ekehen Station), Samuel Ogbemudia (Igbanke Station), David Ejoor (Abraka Station), Alfred Rewane (Ujevwu Station) and Mike Akhigbe (Railway Village, Agbor).

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