The Minister for Transportation (State), Gbemisola Ruqayyah Saraki has appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari for naming a railway station in Ajaokuta, Kogi State, after her late father, Dr. Olusola Saraki.
We had earlier reported that Buhari on Monday approved that the name of the railway station be called the Olusola Saraki Railway Station.
Gbemisola Saraki, in a statement she personally signed on Monday shortly after the list was released, described the naming of Ajaokuta rail station after the late Saraki as a testament to his life’s work for the advancement of the old Kwara state and the federation.
Read her statement below;
THANK YOU MR PRESIDENT
THE NAMING OF AJAOKUTA STATION AFTER DR. OLUSOLA SARAKI
On behalf of the family of the late Dr. Abubakar Olusola Saraki, I express a deep appreciation to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency President Muhammad Buhari, GCFR, for naming the Ajaokuta Train Station after our beloved father and renowned statesman, Dr. Abubakar Olusola Saraki.
The people of Kwara and Kogi have for long been closely tied by history and culture. The late Dr. Abubakar Olusola Saraki ardently dedicated his life to an unwavering service of the people of old Kwara state and the federation, bestowing this honour is a recognition of his contributions to the socio- economic and political development of the Old Kwara State and the federation.
Naming the Ajaokuta Train Station after our late father is a a testament to his life’s work for the advancement of these States. We have no doubt that the construction of the Ajaokuta Train Station by the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will contribute immensely to the economic development of our beloved country, Nigeria.
We commend your leadership and commitment to resuscitating rail transportation in the country through the assiduous and enviable effort of the Honourable Minister of Transportation, Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and reaffirm the support of the family in the realisation of your laudable efforts.
God bless Nigeria
God bless President Muhammadu Buhari
Rest in Peace Dr. Olusola Saraki
Sen. Gbemisola Ruqayyah Saraki
Honourable Minister State, Transportation