The Press Conference organized by the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII) on the issues of the naming of Stations along the Lagos-Ibadan Rail Line corridor and appointment of a Vice-Chancellor for the University of Ibadan (U.I.)
Our attention was drawn to the highly commendable decision of the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) to name the Railway Stations along the Lagos-Ibadan Rail Corridor after some deserving Nigerians of Yoruba extraction, as pronounced by the Hon. Minister of Transportation, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, in the statement issued by his Ministry’s Director of Press, Mr. Eric Ojekwe. The names of the beneficiaries were released to the regular press on Monday 27th July 2020. (See the Nigerian Tribune of Tuesday 28th July 2020).
2. Naming of Railway Stations after some eminent Yoruba citizens
The coveted List on release contained names of Ten (10) eminent Yoruba indigenes with the distribution as follows:- Four (4) Lagosians, Five (5) Ijebu/Egba and One (1) Ogbomoso. Please recall that the corridor under consideration is called Lagos-Ibadan Railway Corridor which ostensibly passes through Ogun State. We in Ibadan also noted the statement of the Ministry’s Director of Press on justification of the honour that “the deserving citizens have contributed to the progress and development of their respective communities and the nation at large”. More