Reps Want FG To Name Akure Airport After Agagu

Written by Bunmi Abdulraheem

The House of Representatives has urged Federal Government to name Akure Airport after the late former Governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Agagu.

The call was sequel to the adoption of a motion by Rep Mayowa Akinfolarinwa (APC-Ondo) and eight others on the floor of the House, on Thursday in Abuja.

Moving the motion, Akinfolarinwa said that as a former Minister of Aviation, Agagu ensured that the six-year ban placed on flights to and fro Nigeria by the American Government because of poor aviation security was lifted.

He noted that the training of pilots started at the College of Aviation Technology, Zaria after seven years’ hiatus, occasioned by lack of trainer aircraft.

The lawmaker said the late Agagu served in various capacities and demonstrated quality leadership to encourage others to dedicate their lives to service of the nation.

The House thereafter urged the federal government to recognise Agagu’s selfless service to the nation, especially in the aviation industry, and name Akure airport after him.

The House also urged the federal government to provide financial support to Ondo State government for optimum maintenance of the airport, while mandating the Committee on Aviation to ensure compliance.