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Aviation Reforms: Nigeria renames airports after Buhari, Awolowo, Okadigbo, 12 others (Full List)

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR

*The Federal Ministry of Aviation announces President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, renames some Federal airports after several prominent Nigerians as part of ongoing reforms of the Aviation sector in the West African country

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

As past of the reforms of the Nigerian Aviation sector, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, has renamed some Federal airports after several prominent Nigerians.

ConsumerConnect reports Mrs. Joke Olatunji, Director of Airport Operations, Federal Ministry of Aviation, announced this development via a memo issued and dated June 1, 2023.

The circular stated that the President Tinubu renamed the country’s airports “as part of reforms of the Aviation sector.”

The Maiduguri Airport was renamed after the immediate past President Muhammadu Buhari and the Port Harcourt Airport after the late nationalist Obafemi Awolowo, while the Nasarawa Airport immortalised the late Founder of the Sokoto Caliphate, Usman Dan Fodio.

The Benin Airport was also renamed after the late Oba of Benin, Oba Akenzua II, Ebonyi Airport after the late Senate President Chuba Okadigbo, and the Ibadan Airport after the late Premier of the old Western Region, Ladoke Akintola.

The full list is as 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, and
  15. Yola Airport – Lamido Aliyu Mustapha.

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