Osubi Airport to Commence Operations This Month, Says Keyamo - THISDAY
NOVEMBER 12, 2020
By Sylvester Idowu
The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo has disclosed that the Osubi Airport would come alive in two weeks’ time.
The Minister, who dropped the news, said President Buhari has already directed the NNPC to take over the airport which is located in Uvwie Local Government area of Delta State.
Keyamo’s disclosure was in response to demands of Ovwie Kingdom, HRM. Emmanuel Sideso, Abe 1 during a visit to his palace as part of the tour of his constituency to solicit for support for the present government aftermath the #ENDSars crisis.
The Monarch had demanded the re-opening of Osubi Airport, re-construction of Warri-Benin Road, and appealed to President Buhari to direct NNPC to convert to permanent staff, the casual/support staff of the host and neighbouring communities with immediate effect.
Keyamo assured that the Osubi Airport would come alive in two weeks’ time as President Buhari has already directed the NNPC to take it over.
On the NNPC casual/support staff issue, he said it was a labour issue that a petition should be launched with his ministry.
The Minister appealed for cooperation with security agencies to arrest the current situation saying that the federal government was proud of Uvwie people for maintaining the peace during the #endsars protest and assured them that nothing would bypass them that they were entitled to.
He, further appealed to leaders to carry President Buhari’s message of peace to all parts of the country as Nigeria is one indivisible country
Responding, the monarch of Uvwie Kingdom, HRM Dr. Emmanuel E. Sideso, Abe 1 JP. OON, expressed appreciation of the effort by President Buhari to bring his message of peace to the grassroots.
“Please let the President be aware of our collective assurance to continue to sustain the peace in our Kingdom and to work assiduously for the corporate existence of our country, Nigeria,” the Uvwie monarch said.