Tinubu names Abuja expressway after Nigerian novelist, Chinua Achebe

President Bola Tinubu has named the M18 road in the Guzape district of the federal capital territory the Chinua Achebe Expressway.

The Special Assistant to the President on Social Media, Olusegun Dada, said the president commissioned the expressway on Saturday before naming it after the late renowned novelist.

“President Bola Ahmed Tinubu commissions the M18 road infrastructure in the Guzape District of Abuja. Names road after Nigerian novelist and poet, late Professor Chinua Achebe,” he wrote.

Recall that Achebe was a Nigerian novelist, poet, and critic who was regarded as one of the fathers of modern African literature.

He died in 2013 at the age of 83.

The President named the inaugurated arterial road N20 from the northern parkway to the outer northern expressway (ONEX) in the nation’s capital after Wole Soyinka, a famous playwright.

The Special Adviser to the President on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga, said the road was named after Soyinka, who was recommended by the FCT administration.

Soyinka is the first African to win the Nobel Prize for literature.

In May, Nyesom Wike, the FCT minister, named Abuja’s southern parkway after Tinubu.

The southern parkway stretches from the National Christian Center to Ring Road One and is considered one of the city’s major spines.

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