Aviation workers to shut down Kaduna airport


Aviation unions have announced plans to shut down flight operations at the Kaduna State Airport to proceed on an industrial action until next week Friday.

The unions, National Union of Air Transport Employees, Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals and National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers made this known in a statement on Saturday.

The statement which jointly signed by NUATE General Secretary, Ocheme Aba, ANAP General Secretary, Rasaq Saidu and NAAPE General Secretary, Umoh Ofonime said the development follows an agreement jointly reached by the various aviation unions in the country.

According to the statement, the strike action is in accordance with the declaration by the Nigeria Labour Congress, Kaduna State Chapter, to embark on the action in protest of anti-labour practices perpetrated against civil servants by the Nasir El-Rufai-led administration.

It was gathered that this decision to strike by the aviation workers might bring untold hardship and pains on the travelling public as the Kaduna Airport is currently the vital connecting gateway for Northern businessmen and the elites who avoid plying the Abuja-Kaduna road which has become a kidnappers’ den.

Recall that the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Kaduna State Council earlier called on all workers in the state to disregard the state government’s circular against the five days warning strike which is expected to begin on Monday.

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