FG refutes news of naming Abuja’s Murtala Mohammed Way after Soyinka

The Federal Government  on Monday debunked rumours that Murtala Mohammed Expressed Way in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, has been renamed as Wole Soyinka Way.

The Special Assistant (Media) to the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Rabiu Ibrahim  in a statement stated that  renaming of the Murtala Mohammed Expressway Way has never been contemplated by this administration.

According to him, President Bola Tinubu on June 4, 2024, 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.”

He, however,  urge all citizens to disregard any misinformation regarding the renaming of the Murtala Mohammed Expressway, stressing that the report is entirely false and only exists in the imagination of its purveyors.

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