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The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has withdrawn its aviation security and aerodrome rescue and firefighting personnel from Gombe and Kebbi airports over N732.4m indebtedness.

Africa News24 (AN24) reports that the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has revealed plans to discontinue its services to some Nigerian airports from Wednesday, May 1 if their debts are not paid.

General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, Henrietta Yakubu, confirmed the development to newsmen in Lagos on Tuesday, April 16.

The statement by Yakubu listed the indebted airports as; the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2, Lagos operated by Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited, as well as Gombe, Kebbi and Bebi (in Cross River State) airports.

FAAN said it had earlier sent a notice of intention to sanction to the operators of the affected airports to settle their debts on or before April 24.

The agency said it had however added another seven days grace till April 30 for all outstanding debts to be settled.

It said “The authority shall be constrained to commence the implementation of sanctions at the expiration of this notice If the organizations 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 Fire Fighting personnel will no longer be available for the operations of their airports with effect from May 1.”




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