The Minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika has pledge to work with the existing trade unions in the ministry to fully actualize the concession of four international airports in the nation.
He gave the assurance in Abuja at the workers and stakeholders’ sensitization conference organised by the Joint Consultative and Negotiating Council, JCNC. JCNC is the amalgamation of four existing trade unions in the Ministry of Aviation.
Sirika, who was represented by the Director of Human Resources in the ministry, Dogo Mohammed, described the unions as partners in progress through mutual understanding. According to him, the proposed airports are Murtala Muhammad International Airport Lagos; Port Harcourt International Airport; Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano; and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
Sirika explained that added the concession, which could last for 20 to 30 years and were extendable on the grounds of good performance, would involve only the non-aeronautical assets of the airports.
Earlier, the JCNC Chairman, Nnadi Hector applauded the entire leadership of the Ministry of Aviation for the respect and responses the unions enjoyed from the ministry. He also pointed out that the outcome of the conference would assist the staff of the aviation to be more focused on digitalization as a new norm.