The Federal Government of Nigeria has through the Ministry of Aviation approved the reopening of Osubi Airport, Warri, Delta State for daylight operations.
Making this known via a tweet, the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika stated, “I have just approved the reopening of Osubi Airport Warri, for daylight operations in VFR conditions, subject to all procedures, practices and protocols, including COVID-19, strictly being observed. There will not be need for local approvals henceforth”.
The Osubi Airport which was commissioned on 17th April, 1999 by t, Captain Briggs and was initially managed by Shell BP and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) before being handed over to Shoreline Oil Services limited.
In February 2020, the federal government approved the termination of contract of Shoreline Oil Services Limited as operator of the Osubi Airstrip for lack of competence.