The resumption of flights at Osubi Airport in Warri, Delta State notwithstanding, the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) yesterday insisted that the operator owing N566.4 million.
Though it confirmed a receipt of N31 million recently from Shoreline Oil Services, the agency, through its General Manager, Public Affairs, Khalid Emele, added that the payment was from an alleged N600 million indebtedness. It warned that the “balance” must be cleared to prevent further action.
NAMA, however, denied shutting down the facility, stating: “We do not have such statutory or physical powers.”
But the operator said the N600 million figure was the accumulation of “frivolous claim of N17.7 million NAMA levies on a monthly basis, contrary to the agreement of N2.975 million per month that erstwhile owners, Shell, had with it.”