Aviation workers are currently protesting in Lagos, just as their counterparts are protesting in other parts of the country.
It was reported on Sunday that the unions in the aviation sector had directed their members to “embark on peaceful rallies/public demonstrations at all airports in Nigeria to demand the expunging of obnoxious Essential Service clauses from the Bills/Acts of the aviation agencies” on Monday.
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The workers held banners and placards with several inscriptions and sang solidarity songs as they marched on the streets of Lagos.
The nationwide protest is convened 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.
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In other news, flight operations at Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport were, on Monday, grounded over a dispute between the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria and the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency.
Following the crisis, 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.
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Flights for AZMAN and Max Air scheduled for Abuja and Lagos were not allowed to leave.
It was gathered that passengers that boarded the aircraft were later asked to disembark as the Air Traffic Controllers shut down their operations.
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