Tinubu renames airports after Buhari, Awolowo, others (See full list)



President Bola Tinubu, has renamed some federal airports after several prominent Nigerians.


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 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.


Also, the Benin Airport was 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.


See the full list below:


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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  1. Does the federal govt now have jurisdiction over the state airports now? State's should chose if they want their airport renamed after anyone, this is something that ought to have been passed in the respective State legislative arms and not something the federal government just wakes up and decides to do. This is the fundamental issue we have as a nation.


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