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Intended blackout: Its a blackmail ploy- FAAN

ANTHONY OMOH 
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said that there would be no blackout at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos saying that it is not indebted to the Ikeja Distribution Company (IKEDC) and that the rumour is a ploy by those indebted to it to blackmail the authority.
FAAN had last week stated that it will go tough on debtors starting by publishing them and the amount owed on major dailies and this according to the general manager corporate communications, FAAN, Mr Yakubu Dati has not gone down well with these debtors.
  He said information making the rounds that the power company is planning to cut supply of electricity to the airport is part of the blackmail plot by some debtors that are reluctant to pay what they owe the authority.
 

Managing Director of FAAN, Saleh Dunoma

 Dati urged users of the airport and other stakeholders to discountenance any information suggesting that there would be power outage at the Lagos Airport on account of the alleged debts.
He further stated that the airport authority continues to carry out its obligation to the power distribution company to enable it serve its teeming clients at the airport, who require power supply for seamless passenger, cargo and other operations.
 He said FAAN has over the year’s maintained good relationship with the power and distribution company for regular supply of power to the airport.
 Dati said:” There is no planned black out at the airport. FAAN does not owe Ikeja Distribution Company. People who are spreading such rumour of black out at the airport are embarking on cheap blackmail. There are going under the radar to pull FAAN down.
“As service providers, we pay for the services rendered to us by the power company.  This blackmail is coming from debtor contractors, who want to distract FAAN.”
Meanwhile, FAAN has reiterated its call to debtors to pay up what they owe the authority else their names would be published in the newspapers.
Dati said some of the debtors have started reaching out to the debt recovery unit of FAAN for reconciliation of what they owe.

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