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President Tinubu Inaugurates Arterial Road N20, Honoring Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka and Emphasizing Nationwide Infrastructure Development

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu heralded the completion of the Arterial Road N20 as a significant milestone in his administration’s

President Tinubu Inaugurates Arterial Road N20, Honoring Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka and Emphasizing Nationwide Infrastructure Development

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu heralded the completion of the Arterial Road N20 as a significant milestone in his administration’s ongoing development agenda aimed at transforming every part of Nigeria. The President made these remarks on Tuesday during the inauguration of the Arterial Road N20, which stretches from Northern Parkway to Outer Northern Expressway (ONEX) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

President Tinubu emphasized that this project underscores the government’s unwavering commitment to enhancing infrastructure and fostering sustainable development across the nation. He also announced that the road would be named in honor of Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka, recognizing his immense contributions to Nigeria’s international reputation.

“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,” President Tinubu stated.

“The completion of this strategic project underscores our dedication to building robust and resilient infrastructure that meets the needs of our growing population and stimulates economic growth. It aligns with our broader objectives of improving urban infrastructure, promoting sustainable development, and ensuring our cities are well-prepared to meet future challenges,” he added.

President Tinubu also highlighted that the successful completion of the Arterial Road N20 should serve as a blueprint for similar initiatives nationwide. He encouraged state governments to replicate these developmental projects in their local communities.

“I encourage other sub-nationals to take a cue from what is happening in the FCT and replicate them in their local communities,” he urged.

He praised the efforts of the FCT Minister and his team for bringing to fruition a critical artery that will significantly enhance connectivity, reduce traffic congestion, and improve the quality of life for residents of the FCT.

In his remarks, FCT Minister Nyesom Wike expressed gratitude to President Tinubu for revitalizing the hopes of Abuja residents.

“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,” the Minister remarked.

The Arterial Road N20 is one of the key transverse arterial roads designed to enhance vehicular traffic circulation, connecting the bounding districts of Mabushi, Katampe, Jahi, and Kado through the sector centers.

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