15 airports have been renamed after some prominent Nigerians including ex-President Muhammadu Buhari, the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Oba Akinzua ii; Brigadier Zakari Maimalari, Muhammed Nuhu Sanusi, General Tunde Abdullahi Idiagbon, Dr Chuba Okadigbo and others.
Maiduguri International Airport is renamed after Muhammadu Buhari, Ilorin after the late General Tunde Abdullahi Idiagbon, Port Harcourt International Airport renamed the late Chief Obafemi Jeremiah Awolowo, Osubi International Airport renamed Alfred Diete Spiff, and Yola International Airport now known as Lamido Aliyu Mustapha Airport.
Others are Akure International Airport named after Olumuyiwa Bernard Aliu, Dutse International Airport renamed Muhammed Nuhu Sanusi, Ebonyi International Airport Okadigbo now known as Chuba Wilberforce; and Gombe International Airport renamed Brigadier Zakari Maimalari.
Also affected are Ibadan International Airport now Samuel Ladoke Akintola, Kaduna International Airport now Gen. Hassan Usman Katsina, Makurdi International Airport renamed after Joseph Sarwuan Tarka; Minna International Airport renamed Mall. Abubakar Imam and Nasarrawa International Airport named after Sheikh Usman Danfodio.
A statement from the Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace signed by the Head of Press and Public Affairs, Mr Odutayo Oluseyi, announced the renaming of the airports in Abuja,