21 November 2012

Nigeria: Senate Urges FG to Name Airport After Saraki

Photo: Mahtar Ba
Nigeria Airways plane on tarmac.

The Senate yesterday urged the Federal Government to name the Ilorin International Airport after the Late Senator Abubakar Olusola Saraki.This followed the adoption of a motion sponsored by Senate Leader Victor Ndoma-Egba on Saraki's demise.

Various senators, in their contributions, extolled the virtues of the deceased, saying he was a man of the people.Deputy Senate Leader Abdul Ningi, Senators Simeon Ajibola, James Manager, Ganiyu Solomon, Danjuma Goje, Shaaba Lafiaji, Olusola Adeyeye, Chris Anyanwu and Smart Adeyemi described the late strongman of Kwara politics as a generous politician who was committed to the cause of the common man.

Earlier, in his lead debate, Ndoma-Egba noted that Saraki's charismatic personality till date defined the office of Senate Leader and gave it character many years after he left the office.

The Senate also resolved to send a delegation, to be led by Ndoma-Egba, to condole with Saraki's family, the government and people of Kwara State.

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