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Workers of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria stage protest

Posted 24 August 2016 · Add Comment

Workers of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) embarked on a peaceful protest this week across some states of the federation over the plan by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, to concession the four major viable airports in the country.

The four airports are Lagos, Port Harcourt, Kano and Abuja.
The protest was in form of a rally staged at the premises of the Margaret Ekpo International Airport.


Addressing workers during the rally, the chairman of Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), Idisi Ambrose, said the workers completely reject the plans to concession the four airports because it would not serve the interest of air transportation in the country.

 

Sirika said the decision to concession the airports was born out of government’s desire to have effective and efficient management of the airports and adequate utilisation of the abundant skilled manpower in the aviation sector.

In a protest march at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, the Chairman of the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), Abuja branch, Lanre Popoola, said: “We are not saying they should not concession airports; they should go to dormant airports like Minna, Gombe, Akure and Katsina that are not vibrant.

 “Abuja airport, the Lagos airport, the four vibrant airports are the heritage of our nation. We are not going to allow some contractors, all in disguise of being a minister to come and sell our heritage.
“We are not going to take that any longer. We must put a stop to this, this is going to be a continuous exercise, we are not going to relent until we have sent them out and our message must be carried straight to President Muhammadu Buhari.’’

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