Nigeria’s airports are set to be closed for two days, starting on Monday, as aviation employees launch their second strike this year to protest against working conditions and pay. The announcement, dated Friday, came from the unions representing pilots, engineers, control tower operators, and other airport workers.
The strike action is in response to a number of issues, including unpaid arrears and the federal government’s decision to demolish some aviation agencies’ offices in Lagos for airport expansion purposes.
The unions have expressed dissatisfaction with the current state of the industry, citing poor facilities, jet fuel shortages that disrupt domestic flights, and a lack of foreign currency causing international carriers to struggle with repatriating ticket sales.
Should the current strike not yield the desired results, the unions have threatened to go on an indefinite strike. This development has raised concerns about the impact on air travel and the overall aviation sector in Nigeria. Stay updated for further developments on this pressing issue.