Former aviation Minister, Femi Fani Kayode has frowned at the exclusion of the names of some prominent Nigerians on the list of those that roads and railways are named after, by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The government is naming roads, railways and other projects after past and present Nigerian leaders and influencers.
In a tweet, Fani Kayode condemned the non-inclusion of some Nigerian he felt have contributed enough to the development of the country and therefore deserved to be included in the list.
“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 cloud 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,” he stated.