The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Mohammed on Friday renamed the Maitama Extension District in Abuja to Goodluck Jonathan District.
The Minister renamed the district while performing the opening ceremony of three new districts. He said his ministry will require the sum of N104.2 billion to develop infrastructure, in the new districts.
He said it was necessary to name one of the new districts after the Mr Jonathan since none of the districts in the Federal Capital Territory 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 that is bringing good luck 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.