June 23, 2024

Niger govt to rename Minna Airport after Tinubu during presidential visit

Niger govt to rename Minna Airport after Tinubu during presidential visit

Niger State Government has announced that necessary arrangements have been concluded to ensure a hitch-free visit by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to the state on Monday 12 March 2024.

It disclosed that the remodelled Minna Airport has now been renamed as Bola Ahmed Tinubu International Airport.

The state commissioner for Information and Strategy, Hajiya Binta Manmman made this disclosure at a press briefing in Minna on the President’s visit to the state for the Commissioning of some projects.

“I am pleased to announce that all necessary arrangements have been meticulously put in place to welcome Mr President tomorrow,” she explained.

According to her, during the visit, President Tinubu would commission the remodelled and upgraded terminal at Minna International Airport renamed after him which was originally a federal government initiative.

“The project faced delays promoting the farmer Governor Mohammed Umaru Bago led administration to assume control, ensuring it is expedited completion after consultation with relevant authorities, ” the commissioner stated.

Mrs. Binta Manmman also said the President is expected to commission various categories of sophisticated agricultural mechanization equipment procured by the State Government as well as lay the foundation stone of the Hajj terminal for easy airlift of pilgrims to Mecca.

“These acquisitions align with our shared goal of achieving food security and supporting the national agendas of both federal and state governments.”

On why the renaming of the remodelled airport after the President, the commissioner said the decision was due to the support Niger State is receiving from the federal government.

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