A Delta-born human and environmental rights advocate, Comrade Sheriff Mulade, has appealed to the state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa to resuscitate Osubi Airport, a suburb of Warri in Okpe Local Government Area of the state.
Comrade Mulade noted that Osubi Airport is very crucial and important to the economy of the state just as he called for it’s expansion, especially the runway, to enable bigger aircrafts land with a view to attracting more commerce to the state.
Speaking on Saturday in Warri, Mulade who is also a “Peace Ambassador” said “the importance of Osubi Airport stems from the fact that Warri is the commercial nerve centre of Delta State because it hosts multi-national companies, as well as other private companies doing business in the town hence the need to urgently revive the ailing airport”.
He lamented a situation where passengers travel to other state airports like Benin City in Edo State, Owerri in Imo State and Port Harcourt in Rivers State to catch their flights thereby robbing the state of revenues from such flights.
The Niger Delta born environmentalist urged the governor to intervene and make the airport functional like the Asaba Airport in order to shore up revenue of the state and increase commercial activities in Warri and its environs.