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President Tinubu Renames Fifteen Nigerian Airports After Past Leaders, Buhari, Awolowo and Dan Fodio Made the List of Honorees

President Tinubu Renames Fifteen Nigerian Airports After Past Leaders, Buhari, Awolowo and Dan Fodio Made the List of Honorees

President Bola Tinubu, has renamed fifteen Nigerian federal airports after some past and notable leaders of the country.

The renaming of the airports was announced in a memo released by the Federal Ministry of Aviation dated June 1, 2023, and signed by Mrs Joke Olatunji for the Director of Airport Operations on Monday.

The statement noted that the President renamed the airports “as part of the reforms of the Aviation sector.”

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The immediate past President Muhammadu Buhari, late chief Obafemi Awolowo, late SL Akintola, and the late founder of the Sokoto Caliphate, Usman Dan Fodio are some of the past Nigerian heroes that have been honoured and immortalized through the renaming of the airports.

The airports and their new names are listed follows:

  1. Akure Airport – Olumuyiwa Bernard Aliu
  2. Benin Airport – Oba Akenzua II
  3. Dutse Airport – Muhammad Nuhu Sanusi
  4. Ebonyi Airport – Chuba Wilberforce Okadigbo
  5. Gombe Airport – Brigadier Zakari Maimalari
  6. Ibadan Airport – Samuel Ladoke Akintola
  7. Ilorin Airport – Gen. Tunde Idiagbon
  8. Kaduna Airport – Hassan Usman Katsina
  9. Maiduguri Airport – Gen. Mumammadu Buhari
  10. Makurdi Airport – Joseph Sarwuan Tarka
  11. Minna Airpor – Mallam Abubakar Imam
  12. Nassarawa Airport – Sheikh Usman Dan Fodio
  13. Osubi Airport – Alfred Diete Spiff
  14. Port Harcourt Airport – Obafemi Jeremiah Awolowo
  15. Yola Airport – Lamido Aliyu Mustapha

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