The Niger State Government has renamed the Dr. Abubakar Imam International Airport in Minna Bola Ahmed Tinubu International Airport.

The President is expected to inaugurate the airport today in the state capital.

The airport is said to serve as an alternative to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, given the State’s proximity to the nation’s capital.

Here is a full list of Nigerian Airports named after notable people.

1. Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport – Abuja

2. Akanu Ibiam International Airport – Enugu

3. Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport – Kano

4. Murtala Muhammed International Airport – Lagos

5. Sadiq Abubakar III International Airport – Sokoto

6. Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Airport – Bauchi

7. Margaret Ekpo International Airport – Cross River

8. Yakubu Gowon Airport – Jos

9. Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport – Owerri

10. Victor Attah Int’l Airport (Akwa Ibom Airport) – Uyo

11. Sir Ahmadu Bello Int’l. Airport (Kebbi International Airport) – Birnin Kebbi

12. Danbaba Danfulani Suntai Airport (Jalingo Airport) -Jalingo 

On June 1, 2023, President Tinubu directed the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria to rename some federal airports after some notable Nigerians.

This was contained in a memo directed to all Head of Operations of FAAN and titled, “Naming of Federal Airports in favour of some prominent Nigerians,” by the Federal Ministry of Aviation dated June 1, 2023.

Here is the full list:

1. Akure Airport – Olumuyiwa Bernard Aliu

2. Benin Airport – Oba Akenzua II

3. Dutse Airport – Muhammad Nuhu Sanusi

4. Ebonyi Airport – Chuba Wilberforce Okadigbo

5. Gombe Airport – Brigadier Zakari Maimalari

6. Ibadan Airport – Samuel Ladoke Akintola

7. Ilorin Airport – Gen. Tunde Idiagbon

8. Kaduna Airport – Hassan Usman Katsina

9. Maiduguri Airport – Gen. Mumammadu Buhari

10. Makurdi Airport – Joseph Sarwuan Tarka

11. Minna Airport – Mallam Abubakar Imam

12. Nassarawa Airport – Sheikh Usman Dan Fodio

13. Osubi Airport – Alfred Diete Spiff

14. Port Harcourt Airport – Obafemi Jeremiah Awolowo

15. Yola Airport – Lamido Aliyu Mustapha