Aviation workers will shut down flight operations at Kaduna Airport on Sunday, as the country’s various aviation unions have agreed to go on strike until next week Friday.
The unions are the National Union Of Air Transport Employees, the Association Of Nigeria Aviation Professionals, and the National Association Of Aircraft Pilots And Engineers.
The workers said the strike was in response to the Nigeria Labour Congress, Kaduna State Chapter’s declaration to go on strike in protest of anti-labor practices perpetrated against civil servants by the state’s Governor Nasir El-Rufai-led administration.
The letter was titled ‘Notice To All Aviation Workers – Total Shut Down Of Kaduna Airport’ and was dated May 14, 2021. NUATE General Secretary Ocheme Aba, ANAP General Secretary Rasaq Saidu, and NAAPE General Secretary Umoh Ofonime all signed it.
The aviation unions also officially informed the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Capt Hamisu Yadudu, of the development.
Kaduna Airport has both domestic and international wings and handles both domestic and international passengers.
The decision by the aviation workers will cause excruciating pains for the traveling public because the Kaduna Airport is a vital connecting gateway for Northern businessmen and the elite who avoid traveling by road because the Abuja-Kaduna Road has recently become a kidnappers’ den.
Details will be provided later…