Nigeria president snubs honour

Posted by travelhouseuk on October 3, 2008

Nigeria's President Umaru Ya'Adua has rejected a proposal by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) to name a street in Abuja the federal capital after him. He said rather preferred a government after him to do so. His vice president, Goodluck Jonathan, also refused a similar proposal.The Federal Capital Territory minister, Aliyu Modibo Umar, said Ya'rdua has again demonstrated leadership by rejecting the offer. However, several other Blacks, and Nigerians, were honored for their contributions in political and economic growth in the continent.Among them included Atiku Abubakar former Nigerian vice president, Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, JJ Okocha, Nwanko Kanu, Fela Kuti, Sunny Okosun, Martin Luther king, to name but few.The event was part of celebrations to mark Nigeria's 48th Independence anniversary.

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