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Tinubu names Abuja expressway after Wole Soyinka


Tinubu names Abuja expressway after Wole Soyinka

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President Bola Tinubu has approved the naming of the full-scope Arterial road N20 from Northern Parkway to the Outer Northern Expressway (otherwise called the Murtala Mohammed Expressway), as the Wole Soyinka Way.

The president stated this during his address at the inauguration of the road in Abuja on Tuesday, June 4, where he described the 89-year-old playwright as a foremost playwright who has brought international acclaim, to Nigeria, while appreciating the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, for the recommendation.

“Let me say here that your momentous recommendation to name this road Wole Soyinka Way is well received. He is our foremost playwright, novelist, and Nobel prize winner, who has brought Nigeria fame and pride of international acclaim. Thank you for thinking that way, we all accept your recommendation on behalf of the people and the Federal Republic of Nigeria”, the President said.

Tiubu while commending wike said he has proven his critics wrong.

The Nation reports that the inauguration of the Wole Soyinka Way is the fifth project inaugurated by President Tinubu, as part of events to mark his administration’s first year in office.

Other projects commissioned include the Southern Parkway, renamed the Bola Ahmed Tinubu Way, the Abuja Rail Mass Transit, otherwise known as the Metro Rail, and the Outer Southern Parkway, renamed the Mahamadou Issoufou Way, among others.

(The Nation)

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