Airport named after late Nigerian President Umaru Yar’Adua
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Nigeria has announced that an airport has been named after late president . The announcement to re-name was made by President Goodluck Jonathan. Yar’Adua died earlier this month after being ill for several months. He was not seen in public since November 2009.
President Jonathan released a statement saying that the decision was taken "in recognition of his [Yar'Adua's] contribution to national development." The airport is located in Abuja is also to be renamed after the late president., Yar’Adua’s home state. A road in
The announcement comes at the end of seven days of mourning. Tributes were paid by President Jonathan, Nigerian ministers and former President of Ghana,.
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