Former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, has described the naming of Warri-Itakpe rail station after him, as a good gesture by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration and its commendable.
“Let me use this opportunity to commend Mr President Publicly. I have already sent a letter to him appreciating the good gesture. Completing the railway programme is good. It shows that the President is doing on with the project legacies of previous administrations, and that is the way to go.
“So, I sent a letter to him, ive commended him verbally too. I appreciate it, I thank Mr President, the Minister of Transportation and others that made it possible.
Asked to describe his relationship with President Buhari, Jonathan said “very ok.”
He said: You have been seeing me coming to see the President and you have been seeing us having friendly conversation, so our relationship is okay.”
Buhari had on Saturday approved the naming of the Railway Complex in Agbor – the operational hub of Itakpe Warri rail line after the former president and it’s now known as the Goodluck Jonathan Railway Station and Complex — Minister of Transport.
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.
The rail line is part of the Lagos-Calabar coastal railway project, which cuts across most states in the south-east and south-south.
The project implemented by the China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) was initiated during Jonathan’s administration.
But in 2016, Amaechi signed a fresh mandate to commence construction of the project.