Activities normal at Abuja, Port Harcourt airports

Abuja airport

The ongoing warning strike embarked upon by organised labour in the country did not hamper operations at the Abuja and Port Harcourt International Airports. 

Normal activities continued on Thursday at both airports as the airlines and passengers carried on their activities without harassment from union officials.

The major airlines were seen booking and boarding passengers with airport staff fully on ground for normal services.

General Secretary, Air Transport Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSAN), Francis Akinjole, when contacted said the union officials could not monitor the strike because they were all attending their national delegates conference in Asaba, Delta State.

Akinjole explained that the delegates conference, at which a new leadership of the National Union of Air Transpirt Employees (NUATE) would be elected, had been planned before the decision by the labour unions to embark on a nationwide strike.

He said the reason why the strike had yet to be enforced at the airports was because all aviation union leaders were out of their stations.

According to him, aviation unions are strongly with the NLC on the strike even though we are not on ground to enforce it.

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