Late Dr. Olusegun Agagu, former Ondo State Governor
Akinfolarin Mayowa, a member of House of Representatives Representing Ile-Oluji Oke-Igbo/Odigbo Federal Constituency, 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.
The Akure Airport was built by the Federal Government in 1986 as a domestic airport.
According to Akinfolarin, the motion was moved to recognize the selfless efforts and services of the late Dr. Agagu who served in the state and nation in various capacities and demonstrated quality leadership. He said the move was necessary in other to encourage others to dedicate their lives to the service of the state and the nation in general.
The Late Dr. Agagu served as the minister of Aviation during the former President Olusegun Obasanjo-led administration before later emerging the governor of Ondo State. According to the federal lawmaker, the late Dr. Agagu built a good legacy during his administration as the governor of the state.
Akinfolarin said: “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).”