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Tinubu names Abuja road 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.

 

Recall that FCT minister, Wike commissioned several roads in Abuja to mark President Tinubu’s first anniversary.

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2 comments

  1. Wole Soyinka does not deserve anything good. Many Nigrerians seem to love him because of what they term his academic prowess but Wole Soyinka is an ethnic bigot. He hates anyone that is not from Yoruba land. talking of academics, he knows nothing and you can see his academic achievement meaning nothing to the younger generation. You cannot possibly compare his academic achievements with that of Chinua Achebe. Naming Wole Soyinka after any roads in Nigeria is a waste of resources and misplacement of priority. This is just an issue of ethnic politics. Give any roads Wole Soyinka, Nigerians have really seen the down fall of once academic giant. Nobel Laureate my foot!

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  2. How can any human being say another human being does not deserve anything good? I think that is rather too far

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