Agbor Railway terminal renamed after Jonathan

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Agbor Railway Station
Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi at the station

THE Federal Government has renamed the Agbor Railway Station of the completed Itakpe-Warri standard gauge rail line after former president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, who made the disclosure in his twitter handle on Saturday said the station in Agbor, which is the biggest in the entire rail line, has now been officially named after Jonathan.

“We’ve named the largest station on this route – the Agbor railway facility and station after former President Goodluck Jonathan.

“Today, we continued test-run of our new coaches on the completed Itakpe-Warri standard gauge rail line,” Amaechi confirmed via his official Twitter handle, Saturday.

In his official Twitter handle, @ChibuikeAmaechi, the minister further said that President Buhari approved the naming of the Railway Complex in Agbor after former president, Jonathan. 

“It will be known as the Goodluck Jonathan Railway Station & Complex,” he said.

Official test-run of the newly-delivered coaches on the completed Itakpe-Warri standard gauge rail line commenced, Friday.

The already completed rail line project situated in Delta State is currently undergoing test run of the coaches deployed on its tracks which started, Friday.

Special Assistant to President Buhari on Digital and New Media, Tolu Ogunlesi, in his Twitter on Saturday, said that, “the #ItakpeWarriRail Line was started by former President Ibrahim Babangida in 1987, and completed by President Buhari in 2020. It is currently undergoing test-running, ahead of commissioning for commercial operations by President Buhari: 327km, 12 Stations, Standard Gauge.”

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