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Tinubu Names Abuja Northern Parkway After Wole Soyinka

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has named the just inaugurated arterial road N20 from the northern parkway to the outer northern expressway (ONEX) in the federal capital territory (FCT) as the Wole Soyinka Highway

The special adviser to the president on information and strategy, Bayo Onanuga said this in a post shared on X.

He noted that the naming of the road after the Nobel Laureate was recommended by the FCT administration.

“In naming the road after the distinguished playwright, poet and novelist who clocks 90 on 13 July, President Tinubu said Soyinka was the first African to win the Nobel Literature Prize,” Onanuga wrote.

“He said Soyinka has brought honour and fame to Nigeria.”

In May, May, Nyesom Wike, the FCT minister, named Abuja’s southern parkway after Tinubu.

The southern parkway stretches from the National Christian Centre to ring road one and is considered one of the city’s major spines.

The minister said the project was completed in line with the president’s renewed hope agenda’, 13 years after construction commenced, adding that it would ease the free flow of traffic in the FCT.

The southern parkway complements the northern parkway, the major arterial known as Sani Abacha road that runs across Mabushi and terminates at Life Camp.

The project was commissioned by Tinubu, who had just returned from an official trip to Lagos, where he flagged off the construction of the Lagos-Calabar coastal highway, which began in March.