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Buhari renames airports after Diete-Spiff, Danfodio, Awolowo, Idiagbon

Buhari renames airports after Diete-Spiff, Danfodio, Awolowo, Idiagbon
May 29
09:33 2023

Just hours before his exit from Aso Rock, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the renaming of 15 airports after some prominent Nigerian leaders.

The approval was given on Friday, according to a statement from the ministry of aviation, signed by the head of press and public affairs, Odutayo Oluseyi.

The airports include Akure International Airport, renamed Olumuyiwa Bernard Aliu Airport; Benin International Airport was also renamed Oba Akinzua II Airport; Dutse International Airport, now to be known as Muhammed Nuhu Sanusi Airport; Ebonyi International Airport Okadigbo will now be called Chuba Wilberforce Airport; while Gombe International Airport was renamed to Brigadier Zakari Maimalari Airport.

Also on the list are Ibadan International Airport (Samuel Ladoke Akintola Airport); Ilorin International Airport (General Tunde Abdullahi Idiagbon Airport); Kaduna International Airport (Gen. Hassan Usman Katsina Airport); and Maiduguri International Airport (President Muhammadu Buhari Airport).


Others are the Makurdi International Airport which will now be known as Joseph Sarwuan Tarka Airport; Minna International Airport was also renamed Mall. Abubakar Imam Airport; Nasarrawa International Airport to be known as Sheikh Usman Danfodio; Osubi International Airport will now be called Alfred Diete-Spiff.

While the Port Harcourt International Airport was renamed Obafemi Jeremiah Awolowo, Yola International Airport is now known as Lamido Aliyu Mustapha Airport.


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