Travellers across Nigeria will have to seek alternative resolution, as the aviation workers begin a two-day warning strike. The development is coming against the backdrop of what they described as ‘unpalatable’ working conditions and entitlements.
It was gathered that members of the unions after their meeting with the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) ended in a stalemate and blocked the entrance to the Murtala Muhammad Airport domestic terminal, leaving many passengers stranded.
Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority ‘s Director-General, Capt. Musa Nuhu and the permanent secretary, Ministry of aviation, Dr. Emmanuel Meribole had called on the union to shelve their planned two-day warning strike with representatives of the unions in attendance. But the union disregarded the appeal and insisted on going ahead with their warning strike.
The strike has since commenced across all airports in Nigeria with many passengers stranded. Many of the passengers were seen trekking to the airport as the unions blocked exit to the domestic terminal one and the MMA2.
Security operatives, including police and military officers, are on the ground as the unions sing solidarity songs.