President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the naming of Itakpe-Warri Railway Complex in Agbor, Delta State after former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, announced this while inspecting the Warri-Itakpe rail line on Saturday.
He also expressed satisfaction at the quality of work at the various stations, saying the Warri-Itakpe standard gauge rail line is set and ready for inauguration.
“It is the duty of the Ministry to convince the Presidency that we are ready for Commissioning, I won’t Commission. It is the president that will Commission but we are thinking about virtual commissioning,” he said.
“When you see a good job, don’t ask questions. The camera will show that this is a good job, this is the Goodluck Jonathan station, which is the Agbor Station which incorporates the railway facilities.
“It was named after Goodluck Jonathan and the President approved it. Agbor station and the yard was named after President Jonathan.
“Both Julius Berger, CCECC and Team have all done a good job. We will know if NRC has done a good job when they manage it properly because the issue is Maintenance. I don’t want to come here in the next four, five years and it looks worn out.
“If you break anything, replace it or repair it. I think we should learn to maintain the infrastructure that we inherit.”
The railway complex in Agbor is the centre of operation which connects the Itakpe-Warri rail line. It is joined by Benin to Onitsha rail, among other segments of the country.