Lagos Roads That Were Named After Popular People
History is preserved in various ways and one of the oldest ways through which Nigerians do this is by naming lagos roads after persons who were popular or impactful in society.
Some of the roads that are named after popular Nigerians have a lot of traffic daily, yet road users don’t know who or what they represent.
Here are three roads in Lagos that are named after popular people:
Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja
One of the most popular roads in Ikeja is Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way and it was named after Oloye Sir Mobolaji Bank Anthony. He was a businessman and philanthropist.
He served as the Council President of the Lagos Stock Exchange. Bank Anthony was also a minority investor in Aero-Contractors before it was acquired by the Ibru Organization.
He led the Italian Construction firm, Borini Prono and Company as the Chairman. He was also a director of the Nigerian arm of Mobil Oil Company and Friesland Foods.
Sir Mobolaji Bank Anthony in his philanthropic strides, donated a ward to the National Orthopedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos. He also built the maternal healthcare center which is popularly known as Ayinke House.
He was born on June 11, 1907, and passed away on May 26, 1991.
Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island
Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello was a Nigerian politician. Ahmadu Bello was Nigeria’s first and only premier of the Northern Nigeria region.
Bello led the Northern People’s Congress (NPC) and was also the Sardauna of Sokoto.
He was born on June 12, 1910, and assassinated on January 15, 1966, alongside some other political leaders due to a coup. Ahmadu Bello Way in VI was named to honor his legacy.
Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, Victoria Island
The popular Ozumba Mbadiwe Road in Victoria Island, Lagos, is named after Kingsley Ozumba Mbadiwe. He was a Nigerian politician and businessman.
Kingsley Ozumba Mbadiwe was a member of the National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons (NCNC). He was elected into the Eastern Region House of Assembly in 1951.
He became the Minister for Commerce in 1957. Ozumba Mbadiwe founded his newspaper company called The Daily Telegraph. He served as the special adviser of African affairs to Prime Minister, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa.
Kingsley Ozumba Mbadiwe was born in 1915 and passed died in 1990.