The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has given a 30-day final demand notice to airlines, both private and state owing the agency to settle all outstanding debts.

Failure to comply, it said would attract sanctions.

The agency’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Mr. Khalid Emele, made this known in a statement on Sunday in Lagos.

According to him, the agency would not hesitate to withdraw its services to any airline or airport that refused to settle their indebtedness before the expiration period.

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The statement explained that the demand notice, which would expired on Feb. 28, expected all debtors to settle their indebtednessbefore the expiry date or risk sanctions.

Emele noted that the affected debtors had been communicated with details of their indebtedness to NAMA, but have not made any effort to pay.

“NAMA hereby notifies debtors, private/state-owned airport operators and airlines that effective Feb. 28, 2020, our services will no longer be available for the operation of their airports or airlines.”

According to him, the agency can no longer keep its personnel working at airports without payment.

He said that 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.