As aviation unions promised on Sunday to start a two-day warning strike on Monday, chaos may erupt at airports around the nation. Numerous airline passengers may become stranded in Lagos, Abuja, and other airports around the nation as a result of the situation.
Aviation workers may stop working in protest of what they claim is the government’s refusal to address their issues on the National Minimum Wage Consequential Adjustment and working conditions, domestic and foreign airlines are likely to be compelled to cancel their flights.
The unions also expressed concern about what they termed as the coercive transfer of AIB, NCAA, FAAN, and NAMA staff to Abuja, stating that the bulk of the employees lacked offices and were squatting in the FCT while their fully operational offices in Lagos remain unused.
However, the Special Assistant to the Minister of Aviation, James Odaudu, called on the unions to drop their threat and engage in dialogue with the ministry and the CEOs of the aviation agencies concerned.
“On his part, the Assistant Secretary-General, Aviation RoundTable, Olumide Ohunayo, advised the unions to target areas that would not affect flight, stressing however that it might affect flight operations in Abuja, Lagos and other important routes.