FAAN withdraws fire, security services from Kebbi, Gombe, Bebi airports over N810m debt

Posted by Sade Williams

Following a final notice of payment issued to the above airports over a month ago, the Federal airports authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said it has notified airlines, passengers and the general public that effective midnight of Sunday December 9, 2018, that it will withdraw the services of security officers and airport fire and rescue services from Gombe, as well as Kebbi and Bebi airports.

 

The Authority in a statement signed by Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, its spokesperson, said this action has become imperative as the management of Gombe airport is indebted to the authority to the tune of N607,289,972, while Kebbi and Bebi airports are indebted to the tune of N124,547,240 and N76,772,948 respectively without any concerted effort to pay up the debt.

The authority has issued a notice to airmen (NOTAM) to this effect so as to give operators into the airports the opportunity to review their logistics plan.

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