Buhari Renames Railway Complex After Former President Jonathan

Work in progress, during the inspection of Itakpe Warri Railway Project, in Warri 


Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has approved the naming of the operational hub of the Itakpe to Warri train line after his predecessor, the former president of Nigeria, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. Nigeria’s Minister of Transport, Mr Rotimi Amaechi made the disclosure at the weekend.

Amaechi while inspecting the Warri to Itakpe rail rehabilitation on Saturday also said the project was named after Goodluck Jonathan, which has already been approved. He said, “it was named a long time ago Agbor station and the yard was named after President Jonathan. We have named the Agbor complex station after former President Goodluck Jonathan.”

On the quality of work so far done by the construction company, the minister stated, “When you see a good job, don’t ask questions. The camera will show that this is a good job, this is the Goodluck Jonathan Agbor Station, which incorporates the railway facilities. Both Julius Berger, CCECC and Team have all done a good job.”

As the economy gradually opens, the minister disclosed that the transport fare for the Abuja to Kaduna train service will double as the management plans to implement social distancing on the coaches. He added that the coaches will be reduced by half as each will now carry 40 instead of the usual 84 passengers.

 

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