Former Minister for Aviation, Femi Fani Kayode has knocked President Muhammadu Buhari and the federal government for excluding the name of Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and other late statesmen from the list of “deserving Nigerians” named after Railway Stations.
Recall that the Federal Government through the Federal Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi on Monday released the list of names of “deserving Nigerians” who was conferred with honor and get railway stations named after them, a list that include Late Sage Awolowo, Samuel Ladoke Akintola, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and others.
Fani Kayode in his post maintained that the exclusion of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was a petty, malicious, spiteful and sacrilegious act, calling on the government not to allow politics interfere in their judgements.
Fani Kayode made this ascertion in a tweet on his official Twitter page which reads;
“I believe that the exclusion of OBJ from the list of those honored by having railway stations etc. named after them was petty, malicious, spiteful & sacrilegious.
“We must not allow politics to becloud our thinking and judgement and we must give honor to whom it is due.
“Equally sad is the fact that Umaru Yar’adua, Ameyo Adadevoh, Shehu Shagari,Tafawa Balewa, TB Joshua, David Oyedepo,Baba Adebanjo,John Nwodo,Emeka Ojukwu,Ngozie Okonjo-Iweala,Matthew Hassan Kukah, Baba Kessington Adebutu &others were also left out. Give honor to whom it is due.”