The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency has given a 30-day final demand notice to debtor airlines, both private and state owned, to settle all outstanding debts owed to the agency.
The agency’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Khalid Emele, made this known in a statement on Sunday in Lagos.
Emele said the agency would not hesitate to withdraw its services to any airline or airport that refuses to settle their indebtedness before the expiration period.
He explained that the demand notice, which would expired on February 28, expected all debtors to settle their indebtedness or risk sanctions.
The general manager said the affected debtors had earlier been communicated with details of their indebtedness to NAMA, but have made no tangible effort to pay.
He said: “NAMA hereby notifies debtors, private/state-owned airport operators and airlines that effective February 28, 2020, our services will no longer be available for the operation of their airports or airlines.”
According to Emele, the agency can no longer keep its personnel working at airports without payment.
He said in the meantime, the affected debtors, if in doubt, had been advised to liaise with the Commercial Department of NAMA for reconciliation and/or clarification within the stipulated grace period.