Just hours before concluding his term as Nigeria’s 15th President, Muhammadu Buhari granted approval for the renaming of 15 airports in honor of prominent Nigerian leaders.
The Ministry of Aviation, through a statement from Odutayo Oluseyi, the head of press and public affairs, confirmed the approval on Friday, May 26, as reported by The Cable.
Among the airports affected by the renaming are Akure International Airport, which will now bear the name of Olumuyiwa Bernard Aliu; Benin International Airport, renamed after Oba Akinzua II; Muhammed Nuhu Sanusi has become the new name for Dutse International Airport; Ebonyi International Airport Okadigbo will now be recognized as Chuba Wilberforce Airport and Gombe International Airport has been renamed Brigadier Zakari Maimalari Airport.
Furthermore, the list of renamed airports includes Ibadan International Airport, now known as Samuel Ladoke Akintola Airport; Ilorin International Airport, renamed after General Tunde Abdullahi Idiagbon; Kaduna International Airport, now bearing the name of Gen. Hassan Usman Katsina; and Maiduguri International Airport, which has been renamed President Muhammadu Buhari Airport.
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