The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), over the weekend says it has withdrawn its fire and security services from Kebbi, Gombe and Bebi airports, due to failure to pay up their debts.
FAAN, revealed that the three airports were indebted to the Authority to a tune of N808,610,160 million.
A statement by the FAAN General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu confirmed the Story.
“Following a final notice of payment issued to the above airports over a month ago, the The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) hereby notifies airlines, passengers and the general public that effective midnight of Sunday December 9, 2018, we are constrained to withdraw the services of our Security officers and Airport Fire and Rescue Services from Gombe, as well as Kebbi and Bebi airports.
“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 there logistics plan”, she ended.