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Controversy among Nigerians after renaming Nigerian Airport after President Tinubu

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Nigeria’s decision to rename Minna International Airport after President Bola Tinubu has sparked controversy, particularly among those who view it as a self-serving endeavor.

The government of Niger state defended the move, citing Tinubu’s contributions to regional development.

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However, many Nigerians have questioned the decision, labeling it as a display of vanity.

President Tinubu himself attended the inauguration of the refurbished airport in Minna.

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Previously known as Abubakar Imam International Airport, it was named after a renowned Nigerian writer and journalist who played a significant role in establishing the region’s first Hausa language newspaper.

This renaming comes amid broader plans by aviation authorities to rename a total of 15 airports after prominent Nigerian figures, including former presidents.

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