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Controversy among Nigerians after renaming Nigerian Airport after President Tinubu


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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