Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Streets in Abuja named after Pres. Jonathan, VP Sambo and others,

As preparation for the official May 29th handover ceremony takes full gear, the FCT Minister revealed on Monday, that some road and streets will be named in honor of President Jonathan, VP Sambo and others. Yet to be commissioned Inner Southern Expressway which dissects Abuja city centre will be named after President Goodluck Jonathan.

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, Senator Bala Mohammed disclosed that the FCT Administration has honoured eminent Nigerians and other Africans by naming major streets in Asokoro Extension, Guzape, Wupa, Wuye and Maitama Extension districts as well as expressways and roads after them.Continue..........

According to him, a major road in Wuye district was named after Vice President Namadi Sambo, and the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Adamu Muazu. Bala Mohammed also named a street after himself.


While the yet to be commissioned Inner Southern Expressway which dissects Abuja city centre was named after President Jonathan, the longest Wuye district Boulevard express road measuring 1,730 metres was named after former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

Other beneficiaries were former Senate President, late Dr. Chuba Okadigbo, former Speaker of House of Representatives and Katsina State Governor-elect, Hon. Aminu Bello Masari, former Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Dahiru Musdapha, business moguls, Femi Otedola and Aliko Dangote.

Other prominent personalities also honoured by naming streets after them in Asokoro district extension include former Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Kofi Anan, South African anti-Apartheid activist, late Walter Sisulu, former President of Sudan, Gaafar al-Nimeiry, former Minister of State for FCT, late Prof. Miriam Ikejiani-Clark, former Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi, and 16 others.

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