The Federal Government has honoured several distinguished Nigerians by naming major streets in Asokoro Extension, Guzape, Wupa, Wuye and Maitama Extension districts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) after them.
FCT Minister, Senator Bala Mohammed, made this known on Monday, April 27, 2015 while speaking at his Life Camp, Gwarinpa official Residence during the FCT Executive Committee meeting.
Reeling out the names of the recipient of the honour, Mohammed gave their names as: President Goodluck Jonathan, Vice President Namadi Sambo, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, 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, Aliko Dangote.
Others are former Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Kofi Annan, 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
A statement by the Special Assistant on Media to the Senator Mohammed – Nosike Ogbuenyi read in parts: “Some Nigerians who had distinguished themselves in various sporting activities were also among those honoured with Abuja streets named after them. They include first Nigerian single Olympic gold medalist, Chioma Ajunwa, first Nigerian footballer to have scored in FIFA senior World Cup, late Rashidi Yekini, former world wrestling champion, late Power Mike Okpala, first Nigerian to win World Boxing title, Dick Tiger Ihetu and the youngest Nigerian to play at the African Cup of Nations, Mr. Daniel Amokachi. They all had streets named after them in Wupa district.