Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state has waded in and made a commitment to settle the accrued debt owed the Federal Airports Authority, FAAN since last administration in order to avert the closure of the Gombe airport today.
This follows notice by FAAN, indicating its resolve to withdraw the services of its aviation security, as well as aerodrome rescue and fire fighting personnel, thereby effectively shutting down operations in some airports, including Gombe Airport from today, Friday, 15th November, 2019.
It will be recalled that FAAN had in April this year threatened to shut down Gombe Airport and 8 others that were indebted to the airports authority after an earlier ultimatum had lapsed.
However, on coming to office in May, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya had to intervene to get FAAN continue with its services in Gombe Airport.
The governor’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Ismaila Uba Misilli in a statement confirmed that following the latest notice, the Gombe State Government has committed to make another payment by the end of this month with a commitment to off-set all outstanding debts in subsequent months.