Friday, May 3, 2019
FAAN shuts Gombe, Kebbi airports over N732m debts
The General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday, in Lagos.
Yakubu said the withdrawal of FAAN services from both airports, which had technically grounded flight operations, took effect from midnight of May 1.
According to FAAN, Gombe Airport, which is owned by the Gombe State Government, owes the authority N607. 9m while Kebbi Airport, operated by the Kebbi State Government, owes FAAN N124.5m.
FAAN, in a notice to airmen, earlier in April, threatened to withdraw its services from the airports and others indebted to the agency and had given them a deadline of April 30 to clear their outstanding debts.
The agency said, “The authority shall be constrained to commence the implementation of sanctions at the expiration of this notice if the organisations fail or refuse to pay up as advised.
“In view of the above, the authority hereby notifies private airport operators that the services of our aviation security and aerodrome rescue and firefighting personnel will no longer be available for the operations of their airports with effect from May 1.”
The agency had noted that it could no longer keep the personnel at the airports working without payment by the operators and owners.
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