The federal government has honoured Amina Mohammed, the deputy secretary-general of the United Nations by naming the Idu railway complex and the light rail station both in the federal capital territory (FCT) after her.
This makes her the first living Nigerian woman to achieve such a feat.
Mohammed is also a former environment minister.
The announcement was made on Tuesday, via the federal government’s Twitter handle @NigeriaGov. confirmed the news in a separate tweet.
NOTICE: The Federal Government of Nigeria has named the Idu Railway Complex—including the Idu Railway Station of #AbujaKadunaRail & the Light Rail Station of the FCT #AbujaMetro, and associated facilities—after @AminaJMohammed, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations @UN
— Government of Nigeria (@NigeriaGov) February 16, 2021
Minister for transportation, Rotimi Amaechi also confirmed the news in a separate tweet.
We @Nigeriagov have named the Idu railway complex, the station and the Light rail Station of the FCT after the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, Amina J. Muhammed.
— Chibuike.R. Amaechi (@ChibuikeAmaechi) February 16, 2021