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List of 15 Airports named after Buhari, Idiagbon, Okadigbo others



The current president, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has now ratified the list.

This was disclosed in a statement by a former media aide to the Presidency, Bashir Ahmad on Monday afternoon.

The list

The statement read that President Tinubu approved the renaming of 15 of the country’s airports after the immediate past President Muhammadu Buhari and other prominent Nigerians, they are:

1.Akure Airport – Olumuyiwa Bernard Aliu

2.Benin Airport – Oba Akenzua II

3.Dutse Airport – Muhammad Nuhu Sanusi

4.Ebonyi Airport – Chuba W. 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 – Mumammadu Buhari

10.Makurdi Airport – Joseph Sarwuan Tarka

11.Minna Airpor – Mallam Abubakar Imam

12.Nasarawa Airport – Sheikh Usman Danfodio

13.Osubi Airport – Alfred Diete Spiff

14.Port Harcourt Airport – Obafemi Awolowo

15.Yola Airport – Lamido Aliyu Mustapha

Purpose of Renaming

Recall before President Muhammadu Buhari left office on May 29th, he approved the renaming of 15 airports in Nigeria to some notable and influential Nigerians (dead or alive) who have left indelible marks in the service of the country.

Nairametrics reported that the renaming aims to commemorate these individuals’ remarkable lives and legacies and their impact on Nigeria’s development.

Nigerians online reacted passively to the announcement of new airport names, with only a minority disagreeing with the names for the airports.



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