Nigeria’s aviation workers have threatened to shut down all airports nationwide, as their strike action enters the second day, following Federal Government’s failure to meet their demands.
The threat is coming despite a statement by the Ministry of Aviation begging the striking workers to suspend the industrial action, which led to many air passengers being stranded across the country.
The workers embarked on the strike after a meeting called by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA ended in a deadlock.
The NCAA Director-General, Musa Nuhu summoned the meeting, meant at prevailing on the unions to cancel their planned two-day warning strike, with representatives of the unions in attendance.
Meanwhile, General Secretary Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees, Sikiru Waheed, said the second day of the strike action will be more effective, adding that the first day of the strike was a warning to the public and the government that they are serious about their demands.