Nigerian government inaugurates, names Abuja road after Wole Soyinka

The Nigerian Government on Tuesday inaugurated the Arterial Road N20, which runs from Northern Parkway to Outer Northern Expressway (ONEX) in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) after Prof Wole Soyinka

Penpushing reports that President Bola Tinubu made the pronouncement during the commissioning, explaining it was to honour the Nobel Laureate, who he said has brought fame,pride an international honour to the country.

‘Let me say that the recommendation to name this Arterial Road N20 after Wole Soyinka is well received. He is our foremost playwright, novelist, and Nobel prize winner. He has brought Nigeria fame, pride, and international acclaim. Thank you for thinking that way. We all accept your recommendation on behalf of the people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria’, Tinubu said.

Lush Arena

Penpushing further reports that he explained that the project reinforces his government’s commitment to enhancing infrastructure and fostering sustainable development, stressing that the completion of the strategic project underscores his dedication to building a robust infrastructure

‘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’, Tinubu stated.

Penpushing also reports that Tinubu boasted that the project was another testament to his administration’s development agenda of transforming every part of the country, adding that it will enhance vehicular traffic circulation from the bounding districts of Mabushi, Katampe, Jahi, and Kado through the sector centres.

“I am also aware that the project enabled the creation of employment opportunities for over 1,500 Nigerians. This is commendable and serves as a credit to the Renewed Hope Agenda for creating job opportunities for our teeming youth.

“As we commission this road today, we must also recognise the broader vision that it serves. This project is a critical component of our administration’s comprehensive plan to transform the FCT into a world-class city.

“It equally aligns with our broader objectives of improving urban infrastructure, promoting sustainable development, and ensuring that our cities are well-prepared to meet the challenges of the future,” the president stated.

Penpushing reports that Tinubu emphasized that the successful completion of the Arterial Road N20 project should serve as a blueprint for similar initiatives across the nation, adding that he encouraged other sub-nationals to take a cue from what is happening in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and replicate them in their local communities.

The President commended Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Administration, the contractors, engineers, and all those who contributed to the completion of the project, adding that theirb hard work and dedication have made this day possible

‘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 the residents of the FCT’, he said

‘On that note, ladies and gentlemen, it is my singular honour to commission the full-scope development of Arterial Road N20 from Northern Parkway to Outer Northern Expressway (ONEX) to the glory of the Almighty God and service to humanity’, Tinubu added.

Penpushing further reports that Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) In his remarks thanked the president for renewing and realising the hope of Abuja residents, stressing that it will be difficult for anybody to challenge the President in Abuja

‘I do not want to talk about politics now, but I know it will be very difficult for anybody to challenge the president in the FCT. The facts are there. It is not about theory. It is about reality. You said you will do this, and you have done it’, Wike said.

Penpushing also reports that in a project overview the Executive Secretary, Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), Shehu Ahmad, explained that Arterial Road N20 is a six-lane dual carriageway, crisscrossing two major sector centres.

The Executive Secretary added that the road comes with extensive underground infrastructure for utilities such as water supply, power supply, and drainage, and that it is also equipped with streetlights and conduits for telecommunication facilities.

FOOTNOTE: You want to share story with us? You want to advertise with us? You need publicity for product, or service, or event? Contact us on WhatsApp +2348073463653 or email [email protected]

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Back to top button