The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has closed down the Gombe and Kebbi airports as a result of over N700 million debts. The shutdown took effect on May 1, 2019.
In a notice to Kebbi on Wednesday, FAAN announced the withdrawal of men of the safety and fire rescue and the aviation security personnel attached to the two airports.
FAAN had issued a notice to both private and state-owned airports in Nigeria to settle their debts on or before April 24. The agency had said its services would be withdrawn if they fail to clear their debts. The agency, however, had extended the deadline till April 30