Passengers Stranded As Aviation Workers Commence Strike

Passengers Stranded As Aviation Workers Commence Strike

By News Desk | The Trent on April 16, 2015
Rabiu Yakubu
Murtala Mohammed Domestic Airport 2, Lagos | FAAN
Crowds of passengers traveling across the country are said to be stranded at airports, especially in Lagos and Abuja as members of the National Association of Air Traffic Controllers (NAATC) commence a warning strike.
Reports say that the local wing of the Murtala Muhammed airport in Lagos was filled on Thursday, April 16, 2015.

An unnamed female passenger who spoke to the online media platform: “I was on a business trip to Abuja. I was already on board an Arik Air plane scheduled to depart by 7am and after 15 minutes, the pilot announced that he was waiting for clearance from control tower.

“We were all in a state of confusion until 7:45am when we were told to disembark and that they would get back to us in two hours.
“From two hours, they said they would let us know when to fly. I had to inform my clients over there that I couldn’t make it and I’ve lost the deal because the meeting was supposed to be today.
“How long shall we continue like this in this country? Is it about the man hour loss that I have suffered today? Or the sheer waste of resources?”
It was gathered that only one flight of 6:45 am was able to leave Lagos for Abuja before the strike action began while only one flight coming in from Port Harcourt was allowed to land.


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