The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria FAAN has closed down the Gombe and Kebbi airports due to over N800 million debts with effect from today.
FAAN yesterday in a Notice To Air Men NOTAM sent to the airports announced the withdrawal of men of the safety and fire rescue and aviation security personnel attached to the two airports.
FAAN two weeks ago warned that its services will be withdrawn if the two state governments failed to clear their debts.
Investigation revealed that FAAN gave the two states governments ample time to settle their debts but remained adamant.
It was gathered that the debt drive which are in phases will be shifted to other airports after that of Gombe and Kebbi.
FAAN it was learnt, wanted to carry out the drive in other airports but were stopped by powers in the presidency but the agency has vowed to forge ahead with its plans to close all state airports owing the organisation .