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President Tinubu Inaugurates Major Abuja Road Named After Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka

President Bola Tinubu has officially named the newly inaugurated Arterial Road N20 in Abuja in honor of Nobel Laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka. The road, which stretches from Northern Parkway to Outer Northern Expressway (ONEX), was opened on Tuesday.

Arterial Road N20 serves as a vital transverse artery, connecting ONEX with the Outer Southern Expressway (OSEX) through sector centers. According to presidential spokesman Ajuri Ngelale, the new road will significantly improve traffic flow in the surrounding districts of Mabushi, Katampe, Jahi, and Kado.

During the inauguration, President Tinubu highlighted the project as a symbol of his administration’s commitment to national development. He praised the decision to name the road after Wole Soyinka, noting the Nobel Laureate’s contributions to literature and the international prestige he has brought to Nigeria.

“The recommendation to name this Arterial Road N20 after Wole Soyinka is well received. He is our foremost playwright, novelist, and Nobel Prize winner, bringing Nigeria fame, pride, and international acclaim,” President Tinubu said. “We all accept your recommendation on behalf of the people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The President emphasized that the project aligns with his administration’s goals of enhancing infrastructure and fostering sustainable development. “The completion of this strategic project underscores our dedication to building a robust and resilient infrastructure that meets the needs of our growing population and stimulates economic growth,” he stated.

Additionally, President Tinubu noted that the project created employment opportunities for over 1,500 Nigerians, highlighting it as a key achievement of the Renewed Hope Agenda.

“This road is a critical component of our plan to transform the FCT into a world-class city,” Tinubu continued. “It aligns with our broader objectives of improving urban infrastructure, promoting sustainable development, and ensuring our cities are prepared for future challenges.”

He also commended Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Nyesom Wike, the FCT Administration, contractors, engineers, and all contributors to the project’s completion. “The efforts of the Minister and his team have brought to fruition a critical artery that will significantly enhance connectivity, reduce traffic congestion, and improve the quality of life for FCT residents,” he concluded.

With these remarks, President Tinubu officially commissioned the Arterial Road N20, dedicating it to the glory of God and the service of humanity.

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