Passengers Stranded At Abuja Airport Despite Strike Call-Off

Passengers were Monday stranded at the Nnamdi Azikiwe international Airport Abuja following the one day strike by the National Union of Airport Transport Employees, NUATE.

The passengers, some of whom had been hoving around the airport for over five hours, said that there was no alert from the airlines on the scheduled strike nor feedback on flight reschedule.

Though the strike was called off earlier today, Airport workers were seen having difficulty decongesting the back log of pilled up passengers, causing a bit of commotion at the terminal.

The NUATE Abuja brach chairman, Commrade Nacy Msigekii said the strike was suspended following assurances of the authority to iron out issues with the union which borders on welfare of workers.

Children were seen sleeping on bare floors, on thier minders hands with despair ridden on most of the passengers faces.

Earlier, the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, Mr. Nnolim Nnaji called for restraints over the on-going industrial dispute between the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company, (NAHCO) and it’s workers.

He also urged the the management of the ground Handling company to immediately enter into dialogue with the leadership of the union to avert further disruption of flight operations across the country.

Mr. Nnaji equally appealed to the union to douse its agitation and show concern for the pains the action would bring on the innocent Nigerian travellers both locally and internationally.

He reminded the workers that their downing tools at this time the elections were already close could cause severe consequences to campaigns and movements of sensitive materials by the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC).

The aviation committee chairman, assured the workers that his Committee would reach out to the management to see how their grievances could be urgently addressed.

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