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June 4, 2024

Tinubu names Abuja highway after Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka

Professor Wole Soyinka

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

The special adviser to the president on information and strategy, Bayo Onanuga, made this known in a post on X on Tuesday.

Onanuga stated that the decision was in recognition of Prof Soyinka’s contribution to African literature and being the first African to win the Nobel Literature Prize.

He wrote: “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.”