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Tinubu names Abuja Highway after Wole Soyinka

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Soyinka and Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu has named the Arterial Road N20 from Northern Parkway to Outer Northern Expressway (ONEX) as Professor Wole Soyinka Highway as 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.

He said Soyinka has brought honour and fame to Nigeria.

In his words: “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.

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“Thank you for thinking that way, we all accept your recommendation on behalf of the people and the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

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

 

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