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Buhari Names Railway Complex After Former President Jonathan


Buhari Names Railway Complex After Former President Jonathan

President Muhammadu Buhari has named the railway complex in Agbor, Delta state, southeast Nigeria, after former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan.

Naija News reports that the Special Adviser to the President on New Media, Tolu Ogunlesi, quoted Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation in a tweet on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, to have made the announcement on Saturday.

Ogunlesi tweeted on Saturday: “BREAKING | President @MBuhari has approved the naming of the Railway Complex in Agbor – the operational hub of #ItakpeWarriRail Line – after former President @GEJonathan. It will be known as the Goodluck Jonathan Railway Station & Complex — Minister of Transport, @ChibuikeAmaechi.”

Meanwhile, Naija News understands that the Itakpe-Warri rail line has a length of 276 km and links Warri in Delta State to Ajaokuta in Kogi State. The rail service has 12 stations with two located between Itakpe, Ajaokuta, and Warri.

Apart from this, other stations include Eganiy; Adobe; Itogbo; Agenebode; Uromi; Egehen; Igbanke; Agbor; Abraka; Okpara and Ujewu stations. The line, which was started in 1987, was built to move iron ore from mines around Itakpe to the steelworks at Ajaokuta but was abandoned for many years.