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Tinubu names FCT highway after Wole Soyinka

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President Bola Tinubu has named Arterial Road N20 in Abuja, which connects Northern Parkway and Outer Northern Motorway, after renowned writer and Nobel Laureate, professor Wole Soyinka.

The highway’s name was chosen following the advice of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, which is overseen by FCT Minister Nyesom Wike.

Special Adviser to the President on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga, in a post on his official X handle said the roadway will henceforth be named Professor Wole Soyinka roadway.

Tinubu, in naming the road after Soyinka, who will be 90 on July 13, highlighted his contributions to literature and his role in elevating Nigeria’s global cultural standing.

Mr Tinubu also noted that the novelist had brought honour and fame to Nigeria through his unparalleled contributions to literature and his unwavering commitment to human rights and social justice.

He added that the gesture is a fitting tribute to a man who has dedicated his life to the pursuit of truth, freedom, and artistic excellence.

“Professor Wole Soyinka has brought immense honour and fame to Nigeria through his unparalleled contributions to literature and his unwavering commitment to human rights and social justice.

“Naming this highway after him is a fitting tribute to a man who has dedicated his life to the pursuit of truth, freedom, and artistic excellence,” the president said.

 

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