FG names Idu railway station after Amina Mohammed, first Nigerian woman alive to be so honoured


The federal government has named the Idu railway complex and the light rail station both in the federal capital territory (FCT) after Amina Mohammed, deputy secretary-general of the United Nations.

Mohammed is a former minister of environment in Nigeria.

The announcement was made on Tuesday, via the federal government’s Twitter handle @NigeriaGov.

“NOTICE: The Federal Government of Nigeria has named the Idu Railway Complex—including the Idu Railway Station of #AbujaKadunaRail & the Light Rail Station of the FCT #AbujaMetro, and associated facilities—after @AminaJMohammed, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations @UN,” the tweet reads.

She becomes the first living Nigerian woman to have a railway station named after her.

In 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari named some stations along the Lagos-Ibadan and the Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri corridors after ‘deserving Nigerians’.

Former President Goodluck Jonathan; Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC); Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate; and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo are among those who made the list.

Other Nigerians that stations were named after include: Mobolaji Johnson (Ebute Metta Station); Babatunde Fashola (Agege Station); Lateef Jakande (Agbado Station); Obafemi Awolowo (Ibadan Station), Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (Papalanto Station); Segun Osoba (Olodo Station) and Micheal Ibru (Opara Station).

However, former President Olusegun Obasanjo was exempted.


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