Both foreign and domestic flight operations may suffer serious hitches today, April 17th and tomorrow,18th, 2023 as the unions in the country’s aviation sector have concluded plans to shut down all operations.
According to the unions, the notice of the two days warning strike earlier issued to aviation workers across the airports directed them to withdraw their services whilst the two days strike lasts
The warning strike described as total will be conducted in such a way that the airports particularly the one in Lagos will be made inadmissible to all businesses.
The unions had earlier in a circular issued out to aviation workers across the airports directed that they should withdraw their services within the two days until the government meets their demands.
The demands include: the payment of some pending salary increase and the call for the stoppage of the planned demolition of the offices of the aviation agencies in Lagos.
Following the face off and in other not ro be caught unawares, foreign airlines operating in Nigeria have indicate plans to suspend their operations pending when the crisis is resolved.
The meeting held by the Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Captain Musa Nuhu with the unions in Abuja to prevail on the unions to suspend the strike failed as the unions vowed that there was no going back.
The unions according to information gathered have put all arrangements in place to ensure the full compliance with the strike.
The protesting unions while vowing to block the major accessible roads leading to the Lagos airport in particular said all offices of the agencies will be put under lock and keys.
A union leader said the strategy that will be applied this time around will see the different unions leading the different agencies in embarking on the strike simultaneously.