In what seem to be an appreciation to Former President Goodluck Jonathan for his effort in the revival of infrastructural projects in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, recently approved the naming of Agbor railway complex after him(Jonathan).
According to the president's Special Assistant on Digital and New Media, Tolu Ogunlesi who disclosed this on twitter through his handle @toluogunlesi, "President @Mbuhari has approved the naming railway complex in Agbor, the operational hub of Itakpe-Warri rail line after President Goodluck Jonathan. It will be known as Goodluck Jonathan railway Station and Complex," he tweeted.
However, a test-run of the Itakpe-Warri standard gauge rail line started yesterday following its completion by this present administration.
The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi had posted on his twitter handle "Today we started test-run of the newly delivered coaches on the completed Itakpe-Warri standard gauge rail line."
The test-run which was earlier slated for April was postponed due to the ravaging Coronavirus Pandemic.
Work on the rail line which links Warri in Delta and Agenebode in Edo to Ajaokuta in Kogi started in 1987 during the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida.
Though the project was reactivated in 2009 by the then led Yar' Adua administration at the tone of N72 billion, it was in 2019 that the present administration extended the project to the nation's capital, Abuja with federal government signing a contract of N1.4 trillion with China Railway Construction Corporation.
The gesture from FG to Goodluck Truly shows that their is no permanent enemy in politics and that the present government is trying in times of being impartial and transparent.
They have shown that politics cannot divide our great nation Nigeria. Bravo Goodluck Jonathan. Nice one from PMB.
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