If the federal government heeds the advice of President of Barbedos Group Limited and Skyjet Aviation Services Limited, Alhaji Kashim Bukar Shettima, then the Kaduna International Airport which is currently serving as the only alternative airport to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, NAIA, Abuja may be named as President Muhammadu International Airport.
That was the advice given at the weekend in the Federal Capital Territory FCT, Abuja, by Alhaji Shettima who applauded the effrontery and efforts of the Federal Government, the Hon. Minister of State for Aviation, Hon Hadi Sirika and the full support of the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El Rufai for their giant stride in using Kaduna as alternative International Airport during the period of closure of Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.
According to Shettima, such initiative through flight diversions has enhanced the infrastructure and upgraded the Kaduna Airport to the real status of an International Airport.
Shettima said “Considering the enormous efforts of the Federal Government and in particular President Muhammed Buhari in upgrading the Kaduna Airport, it is naturally ideal that the Airport should be named after him, as Lagos was named Murtala Muhammed Airport, Abuja as Nnamdi Azikwe and Kano, Mallam Aminu Kano Airport”.