PANDEF says naming of Railway station after Former President Jonathan belittling, Calls on him to reject the "dishonorable" gesture




The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has described the naming of a Railway Station in Agbor after Dr. Goodluck Jonathan as meaningless and belittling to his person and status as former president.
In a statement signed by Hon. Ken Robinson, its National Publicity Secretary, PANDEF demanded the immediate reversal of the naming of the Agbor railway station after former President Goodluck Jonathan

The group insists that a befitting national infrastructure should be named after him.

Robinson said: "It is even worst that after the supposed honour, the government went ahead to name several other stations after other Nigerians. Though understandable that all those the various railway stations are named after, are prominent and deserving Nigerians. However, if the gesture was truly a honour done to Goodluck Jonathan, then there would have been no reason, naming several other stations after numerous other persons. 

"It is simply improper, incongruous and completely unacceptable that one of several railway stations in the country would be named after former President Jonathan. More so, there is no other former Head of State or President that a railway station has been named after".

The statement said the  former President Goodluck deserves to be celebrated by the country, and called on him to reject whhat it called a dishonorable gesture. 

Accordingly, the group called for the immediate reversal of the naming of the Agbor railway station after Jonathan. 

"Instead, a befitting national infrastructure should be named after him. Former President Goodluck deserves to be celebrated by this country, and nothing should be deemed too much, in doing so," PANDEF demanded.

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