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Tinubu names Abuja expressway after Wole Soyinka

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

Bayo Onanuga, a special adviser on Information and Strategy disclosed this in a statement through his official X handle.

According to him, the decision was due to Prof Soyinka’s contribution to African literature being the first to win the Nobel Literature Prize in Nigeria.

“President 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”, he said.

He added that the decision was recommended by the Federal Capital Territory Administration under Nyesom Wike.

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