LISBON, PORTUGAL - JUNE 30: Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari delivers remarks to journalists at the end of his meeting with Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa (not seen) in Belem Presidential Palace at the beginning of his State Visit to the country on June 30, 2022, in Lisbon, Portugal. Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is on a two-day State Visit to Portugal at the invitation of the Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. (Photo by Horacio Villalobos#Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

Buhari Renames 15 Airports After Self, Awolowo, Danfodio, Idiagbon, Others

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Outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the renaming of about 15 airports after some prominent Nigerians.

According to a statement signed by the Head of Press and Public Affairs, Ministry of Aviation, Odutayo Oluseyi, the approval was given on Friday.

The renamed airports include; Akure International Airport now Olumuyiwa Bernard Aliu; Benin International Airport now Oba Akennzua II; Dutse International Airport now Muhammed Nuhu Sanusi; Ebonyi International Airport now Chuba Wilberforce Okadigbo; and Gombe International Airport now Brigadier Zakari Maimalari.

Also, Ibadan International Airport is now known as Samuel Ladoke Akintola; Ilorin International Airport now General Tunde Abdullahi Idiagbon; Kaduna International Airport now Gen. Hassan Usman Katsina; and Maiduguri International Airport now President Muhammadu Buhari.

Others are Makurdi International Airport which is now Joseph Sarwuan Tarka; Minna International Airport now Mall Abubakar Imam; Nasarrawa International Airport now Sheikh Usman Danfodio; Osubi International Airport now Alfred Diete Spiff; Port Harcourt International Airport now Obafemi Jeremiah Awolowo and Yola International Airport now Lamido Aliyu Mustapha Airport.

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