The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) closed Airlines’ counters over unpaid debts on Tuesday.
As a result, scores of passengers were stranded at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
It was also gathered that passengers of the affected airlines were not allowed access into the boarding areas due to the closed counters.
The General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, who confirmed the development said the agency was on a revenue drive at the Abuja airport.
It was learnt that other passengers heading to different parts of the country, Lagos, Kano, Port Harcourt and elsewhere were stranded.
According to investigations, the same exercise is expected to take place at other airports in the coming days.
Some of the airlines before the COVID-19 outbreak owed FAAN millions of naira and since the resumption of flights, the debts have continued to increase.