A member of the House of Representatives representing Ile-Oluji Oke-Igbo/Odigbo federal constituency, Akinfolarin Mayowa, has moved a motion, on behalf of other nine members of the House from Ondo State, that the Akure Airport be named after a former governor of the state, the late Dr. Olusegun Agagu.
According to Akinfolarin, the motion was moved to recognise the selfless efforts and services of the late Agagu who served the state and nation in various capacities and demonstrated quality leadership.
He said the move was necessary to encourage others to dedicate their lives to the service of the state and the nation in general.
Agagu served as the minister of aviation during the former President Olusegun Obasanjo-led administration before later emerging as the governor of Ondo State.
According to the federal lawmaker, Agagu built a good legacy during his administration as the governor of the state.
“During his term as the Minister of Aviation, he was responsible for the restructuring of the Aviation Industry, which led to the creation of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) and the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Zaria (NCAT),” he recalled.
The Federal Government built the Akure Airport in 1986 as a domestic airport.