- The name Amina J. Muhammed was immortalised by the federal government
- The light rail station in the FCT and Idu has been named after Amina
- This was revealed on Tuesday, February 16, by the minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi
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The federal government on Tuesday, February 16, revealed that it has decided to bestow a monumental honour on Amina J. Muhammed.
The government, through the minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, said it will name the Idu railway complex, the station, and the light rail station of the Federal Capital Territory after Amina.
She is presently the deputy secretary-general of the United Nations (UN). Amaechi disclosed this in a tweet on Tuesday.
The minister wrote:
"We the federal government of Nigeria has 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."
Meanwhile, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former minister, had been finally appointed as the next director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
According to a brief statement released by the WTO via its verified Twitter page, Okonjo-Iweala was appointed following the decision taken at a special meeting of the General Council on Monday, February 15.
Legit.ng gathered that the decision follows a selection process that included eight candidates from around the world.
Her term officially starts on Monday, March 1, 2021. Okonjo-Iweala is the first woman and the first African to head the international organisation.
Earlier, the ambition of the former minister of finance and economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to become the director-general of the WTO got a boost on Monday, October 12, as President Muhammadu Buhari said the country would ensure she achieved her aim.
Legit.ng reported that the president gave the assurance when he received Okonjo-Iweala at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja. He said she deserved more support to get the top job because of her profile and diligence in serving the country, and the world.
Onyirioha Nnamdi is a graduate of Literature and English Language at the University of Lagos. He is a Politics/Current Affairs Editor who writes on news and political topics for Legit.ng. He brings into his reporting a wealth of experience in creative and analytical writing. Nnamdi has a major interest in local and global politics.