President Buhari has approved the naming of five railway stations along the Lagos-Ibadan corridor after illustrious sons and daughter of Ogun State.
Leading the pack is Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, who had the Kajola station named after him.
The Ibadan Station was named after the late Premier of the defunct Western Region, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, while the late woman-activist and first woman to drive a car, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti , had the Papalanto Station named after him.
The Abeokuta and Olodo Railway stations were named after First Black African person to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, Prof. Wole Soyinka, and Veteran journalist and former governor of Ogun Stste, Aremo Olusegun Osoba
Outside Ogun State, other Nigerians honoured with the railway stations were All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu with the Apapa Station, while the Agege Station was named after the Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola
The late and former Lagos State governors, Mobolaji Johnson and Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande were honoured with the Railway stations at Ebute Metta and Agbado respectively.
The Operations Control Centre of the stations was named after the late vice president Dr. Alex Ekwueme was honoured, while the Omo-Adio Station in Oyo State was named after the late Chief Samuel Ládòkè Akíntọ́lá.