Tinubu renames airports after Buhari, Awolow, Akintola, others (Full list)

President Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu named airports in honor of certain late notable Nigerians, like Chief Obafemi Awolowo and Chuba Okadigbo.

A few federal airports have also had their names changed to honor notable Nigerians who are still alive, like Tinubu’s predecessor, Muhammadu Buhari.

The Federal Ministry of Aviation announced the renaming of the airports in a memo on Monday that was dated June 1, 2023 and was signed by Mrs. Joke Olatunji for the Director of Airport Operations.

In the announcement, it was stated that the renaming of the airports was done “as part of reforms of the Aviation sector.”

The airports in Port Harcourt and Nasarawa were renamed in honor of the late nationalist Obafemi Awolowo and the late founder of the Sokoto Caliphate, Usman, respectively. The Maiduguri airport was renamed in his honor.

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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