PHOTOS: Aviation workers protest in Kano, Lagos

Marcus Amudipe
Marcus Amudipe

Aviation workers in Kano and Lagos State suspended their operations on Monday to protest following a dispute between the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria and the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency.

The PUNCH reported that aviation workers under the banners of the National Union of Air Transport Employees; Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria; Association of Nigerian Association Professionals; Amalgamated Unions of Public Corporations; Civil Service Technical & Recreational Services Employees, and the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers, had on Sunday declared a nationwide protest to hold Monday, September 12, 2022.

In Kano, flights scheduled to leave Kano, Monday morning, were disrupted as the Air Traffic Controllers suspended their operations which affected the landing and take-off of flights.

Flights for AZMAN and Max Air scheduled for Abuja and Lagos were not allowed to leave.

It was gathered that passengers that boarded the aircrafts were later asked to disembark as the Air Traffic Controllers shut down their operations.

It was also learnt that the Nigerian Air Traffic Controllers Association shut down air navigation services for flights in and out of the airport over power supply to NAMA facilities and staff accommodations that were disconnected.

In Lagos, the workers held banners and placards with several inscriptions and sang solidarity songs as they marched on the streets of the State.

See the photos below:


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