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Wike Reveals Reason Behind Naming FCT Road After Wole Soyinka

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, has explained why he recommended naming one of the newly commissioned roads in the FCT after renowned author and Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka.

He made this known while speaking at the commissioning ceremony of the Full Scope Development of the Arterial Road N20 from Northern Parkway to the Outer Northern Expressway.

Wike revealed that the decision to name the road Wole Soyinka Way was made to honour individuals who have made significant contributions to the country’s progress and development.

“The proposal to dedicate the road to Prof. Wole Soyinka is rooted in the importance of honoring individuals who have made significant contributions to progress and development during their lifetime, thus setting an example for others,” he said.

According to Wike, the contract for the construction of the road was awarded in 2020 at a cost of N30.6 billion, and its completion has brought relief to residents of the FCT. He praised the contractor for ensuring the timely completion of the project.

In her remarks, the Minister of State, FCT, Dr. Mariya Mahmoud, thanked President Bola Tinubu, the leadership of the National Assembly, and members of the Federal Executive Council for their support to the FCT Administration. She also appreciated the contributions of FCDA engineers, the construction team, and other stakeholders who worked together to make the Arterial Road N20 a reality.

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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