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Tinubu names Abuja expressway after Wole Soyinka

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President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday, named the full-scope Arterial road N20 from Northern Parkway to the Outer Northern Expressway as Wole Soyinka Way.

Tinubu revealed this during his address at the inauguration of the road, which is also called the Murtala Mohammed Expressway in Abuja on Tuesday.

The president, describing Soyinka as a foremost playwright who has brought international acclaim, to Nigeria, appreciated 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 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.

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