Tinubu has approved upgrade of Ibadan Airport to International


The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has announced that President Bola Tinubu has approved the upgrade of the Ibadan Domestic Airport, Alakia, to an international airport.

Makinde disclosed this on Wednesday at the Government House in Ibadan.

In a viral video on social media, the governor was captured as saying,

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“Mr President has graciously approved my request for the upgrade of Ibadan Airport to an international airport ,
Governor Makinde disclosed.

Thanks for Senator Kola Balogun (eastwhile Senator PDP for Oyo South) for having presented the motion that was co-sponsored by 37 other Senators in the national assembly and was unanimously approved by the then 9th Senate.

“Hosting an international airport in Ibadan will propel the tourist sector and provide a communication link which is vital between different groups of people involved within the region.


“The upgrade will also attract foreign investments to the region and ultimately increase the gross domestic product of Nigeria,” he said.

Supporting the motion, Senator Francis Fadahunsi noted that the airport was built in 1983, saying that since then, it had never been upgraded.

The then President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, referred the motion to the Senate Committee on Aviation for further legislative action after unanimous approval of the motion.

The Ibadan Airport was unveiled by the former Senate President, Joseph Wayas, in June 1982.

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