Passenger Groan as FAAN Pickets Airlines Over Unpaid Debts
Some of Nigeria’s airlines’ counters were on Tuesday shut by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).
The closure was done due to the airlines’ inability to settle debts.
The General Manager, Corporate Affairs Division at FAAN, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, confirmed the development Tuesday.
Mrs Yakubu said the agency was on a revenue drive at the Abuja airport.
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It was learnt that other passengers heading to different parts of the country, including Lagos, Kano, Port Harcourt and elsewhere were stranded.
There are indications that similar exercise will take place at other airports in the coming days.
As a result closure, many passengers were stranded at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport, Abuja on Tuesday as they were unable to fly.
The Nigerian aviation sector has been badly hit by the outbreak of the coronavirus.
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For the most part of the first half of the year, airlines could not operate as nations make move to arrest the outbreak of the virus.