President Muhammadu Jonatha has approved the naming of the Railway Complex in after former President Goodluck Jonathan. The rail way is said to be the operational hub of the Itakpe-Warri line.
Presidential aide, Tolu Ogunlesi announced the news on Saturday via Twitter.
The facility will now be known as the Goodluck Jonathan Railway Station and Complex, Ogunlesi said.
The Transport Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, made this known through his tweeter account noting that the test-running of the newly renovated rail line’s new coaches is still ongoing.
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.
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.
“Today, we continued test-run of our new coaches on the completed Itakpe-Warri standard gauge rail line. We’ve named the largest station on this route – the Agbor railway facility and station after former President Goodluck Jonathan.” Rotimi Ameachi tweeted.