by Agency Reporter
The Federal Capital Territory Minister, Senator Bala Mohammed, has renamed the Maitama Extension District in Abuja to Goodluck Jonathan District.
Mohammed renamed the district while performing the opening ceremony of three new district, which will glup N104.2 billion in infrastructure, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
He said it was necessary to name one of the new districts after the president since none bore had been named after any Nigeria leader in the past.
“May I suggest to the Executive Secretary of FCDA, who has the Abuja Master Plan and the Coordinator of Abuja Metropolitan Management Council to rename this place as Goodluck Jonathan District.
“This is because we have not named any district after any president in the past. The president I know is President Goodluck Jonathan and the president I know what is bringing good luk to me and to Nigerians is President Goodluck Jonathan.
“Therefore, by the powers conferred on me, I change the name of this district to
Goodluck Jonathan District,” he said.
The Maitama Extension covers 231 hectares with about 460 plots made up of both residential and commercial areas.
Flagging off the provision of engineering infrastructure worth N23.65 billion in the Maitama Extension, Mohammed said the project was an actualisation of the new funding approach by government.
The minister also flagged off the provision of infrastructure in Jahi, Wuye and
Guzape Sunrise by-pass.
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