The one week strike embarked upon by the Association Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) over 100 percent increment in handling levies has continued.
The strike whic started last week Tuesday over the increment by the two main Handling companies, the Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) and the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) could not be resolved as the agents rejected the 80 percent downward review from the initial 100 percent increment.
At a meeting held Tuesday to resolve the faceoff between the agents and the handling companies over the increase, review of the charges by the two handling companies by 20 percent was rejected by the agents who insisted on 50 percent reduction.
Commenting on the development, the Vice Chairman of ANCLA, Mr Davies Ben Chukwunenye declared that the agents have rejected the 80 percent put forward before them while the strike continues.
Davies said they will only settle for 50 percent adding that there was no where in the world where 100 percent increase is allowed.
The one week strike which commenced Tuesday, last week led to the loss of over 6billion.
Defending the increase, SAHCO and NAHCO had premised it on the cost of operations and acquisition of equipment which they said was on the high side.