We have not renamed Abuja Murtala Mohammed way – FG

The Federal Government (FG) has dismissed rumours that it has renames the popular Murtala Mohammed Expressed Way in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

In a statement by the Federal Ministry of Information and National Orientation, the FG noted that the news of a purported renaming is false and a rumour.

Rabiu Ibrahim, Special Assistant (Media) to the Minister of Information and National Orientation said the renaming of the Murtala Mohammed Expressway Way 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.” He clarified.

The Ministry further citizens to disregard any misinformation regarding the renaming of the Murtala Mohammed Expressway.

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