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Tinubu renames airports after Awolowo, Buhari, others

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President Bola Tinubu has directed the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to rename some federal airports after some notable Nigerians.

In a memo directed to all Head of Operations of FAAN, the Director of Airport Operations in the Federal Ministry of Aviation, Mrs. Joke Olatunji said: “I am directed to refer a memo with reference number, FMA/T4464/7090/T7B/647 from FAAN on the naming of some federal airports after notable Nigerians”.

The Port Harcourt Airport was renamed after late sage, Chief Obafemi Jeremiah Awolowo, while the Maiduguri Airport was renamed after the immediate past president, Muhammadu Buhari.

Nasarawa Airport immortalised Sheikh Usman Danfodio.

Also, the Benin Airport was renamed after the late Oba of Benin, Oba Akenzua II; Ebonyi Airport after the late Senate President, Dr. Chuba Okadigbo; and the Ibadan Airport after the late Premier of the old Western Region, Chief Samuel Ladoke Akintola.

The full list:

  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 Airport – 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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