NewsTinubu Did Not Rename Murtala Mohammed Expressway After Wole Soyinka – FG

Tinubu Did Not Rename Murtala Mohammed Expressway After Wole Soyinka – FG

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June 17, (THEWILL) – The Federal Government says President Bola Tinubu has not and is not considering any plan to rename the Murtala Mohammed Expressway in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, after Prof. Wole Soyinka.

Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, made the clarification in a press statement issued on Monday through his media special assistant, Rabiu Ibrahim.

“We have noted the rumours being circulated that the Murtala Mohammed Expressway in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, has been renamed as Wole Soyinka Way.

”The renaming of the Murtala Mohammed Expressway has never been contemplated by this administration.

“For the record, on June 4, 2024, President Bola Tinubu inaugurated a new road in the FCT codenamed Arterial Road N20 (from Katampe to Jahi), which links the existing Outer Northern Expressway (also known as Murtala Mohammed Expressway) to the Northern Parkway (also called Ahmadu Bello Way).

”During the inauguration of the N20 (which is a new road), FCT Minister, Barrister Nyesom Wike, proposed to the President that the road be named after Prof. Wole Soyinka, and the President agreed.

“Therefore, it is the Arterial Road N20 that is named after Prof. Soyinka. The Murtala Mohammed Expressway remains unchanged and continues to bear the name of our esteemed former Head of State, General Murtala Ramat Mohammed.

“We urge all citizens to disregard any misinformation regarding the renaming of the Murtala Mohammed Expressway. The report is entirely false and only exists in the imagination of its purveyors,” the Minister said.

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