The Senate on Tuesday urged the Federal Ministry of Aviation and relevant authorities to upgrade the Ibadan airport to the status of an international airport.
The call was made sequel to the consideration of a motion sponsored by Senator Kola Balogun (PDP, Oyo South).
The lawmaker noted that the presence of an international airport will complement the activities of the Ibadan inland dry port and accelerate the derivation of the expected socio-economic benefits from the inland dry port.
According to Balogun, an international airport in Ibadan will enhance efficient and effective movement of goods and people from Nigeria and across the world, as well as reduce pressure on road infrastructure within Oyo and adjoining states.
He then urged the aviation minister to upgrade the Ibadan domestic airport to international status.