Tinubu Names Abuja Road After Achebe

By: Wisdom Acka

President Bola Tinubu has named a newly completed road in Guzape District after the renowned literally icon Chinua Achebe.

The President gave his approval to the naming while commissioning the provision of engineering infrastructure to Guzape Lot II in Abuja, Saturday.

Tinubu stated that provision of the infrastructure was “not a mere necessity but hope renewed”, and a testament to the commitment by his administration to renewing the hope of Nigerians in governance and excellence.

He urged all Nigerians, particularly those in public office, to be committed to service delivery; stressing that developing the country was for the good of all Nigerians, a responsibility that should concern every one.

The President disclosed that his administration was re-engineering financial processes to bring about relief to the people; appealing to those taking the FCTA to court to seek dialogue, because “litigation is not the answer; conversation is the answer.”

He, therefore, called on the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, to engage the Nigerian people in the task of nation building; saying it was task for all.

Earlier, the FCT Minister, who expressed sincere delight and gratitude to the President for his time and support in the construction and commissioning of the nine projects; said that his support and time were indicative of his love for the residents of the FCT.

The Minister disclosed that the FCT Administration was able to record all the achievements in record time, because the President has given him and the FCT Minister of State, Dr. Mariya Mahmoud, all the support and a free hand to operate.

Wike revealed that the FCT Administration had to confront litigation challenges from private individuals before finally being able to deliver the project.

According to him, the project was awarded as Lots I and II in 2003 at the cost of ₦14 billion, but revised to ₦18 billion in 2023.

FCT Minister of State, in her remarks, corroborated Wike by thanking the President, National Assembly members, the contractors, and all other stakeholders for making realization of the the whole projects possible.

Executive Secretary, Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), Engr. Shehu Hadi-Ahmad stated that the district was an “urban fringes”, meaning its creation was out of necessity, as it wasn’t part of the original city plan.

Engr. Ahmad disclosed that the district covers an area measuring 1,070 hectares of land, 129 of which is encumbered by settlements.