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The Federal Government accepted the reopening of Osubi Airport, Warri, Delta State for daylight operations on Monday.

This was disclosed by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, through his Twitter deal with on Monday.

According to him, the ability will probably be opened for operations in daylight in VFR situations, whereas observing COVID-19 protocols.

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He tweeted, “I have just approved the reopening of Osubi Airport Warri, for daylight operations in Visual Flight rules (VFR) conditions, subject to all procedures, practices and protocols, including COVID-19, strictly being observed. There will not be need for local approvals henceforth.”

VFR are a set of rules below which a pilot operates an plane in climate situations usually clear sufficient to permit the pilot to see the place the plane goes.

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What it is best to know

  • The Airport, which was commissioned on seventeenth April 1999 by the previous Minister of Aviation, Captain Briggs, is managed by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).
  • In 2020, the Federal Government, in a letter to all of the aviation parastatals, had allegedly terminated the contract of Shoreline Oil Services Limited, the operator of the airport, with instant impact, citing incompetence.
  • The facility has been a topic of controversy because it modified fingers from the unique proprietor, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), to Shoreline in partnership with the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in 2015.

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