President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Monday has approved the renaming of 15 of the country’s airports after some prominent Nigerians including former President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a statement issued by Joke Olatunji, director of airport operations of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), said the naming of the airports is part of government reforms of the aviation sector.
The airports in Maiduguri, Borno, and Oyo, Ibadan, were named after Buhari, and the late Samuel Ladoke Akintola, the premier of the defunct western region.
“I am directed to refer to a memo with reference FMA/T464/7090/T7B/647 dated June 1st 2023 from the federal ministry of aviation on the renaming of some federal airports after notable Nigerians,” the memon reads.
“Please kindly be informed that the under-listed have been renamed by the president as part of reforms of the aviation sector.”
Below the full list of the airports that have been renamed:
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