Travellers Stranded As Aviation Workers’ Protest, Block Lagos Airport Road
The access roads to the international and domestic wings of the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos State were on Monday blocked by aviation workers protesting the Federal Government’s failure to address their concerns.
The action of the aviation workers has caused serious gridlock around the Airport Road in Ikeja, with entrance to the Murtala Muhammed Airport Two terminal hugely affected.
The gridlock left several travellers distraught amid desperate efforts to catch their flights.
A coalition of aviation workers unions had announced a two-day strike what they described as the government’s failure to address their concerns.
Some of the issues raised include those of the national minimum wage, consequential adjustment, and working conditions.
The unions include the Association of Nigerian Aviation Professionals (ANAP), National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE), National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), and Air Transport Service Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN).