Flight Operations Resume at Lagos Airport after Labour Called Off Strike

Chinedu Eze

Flight operations have resumed at the Murtala Muhammad Airport domestic terminals after the suspension of the strike declared by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).

The strike led to grounding of flight operations across the country with the aviation unions joining the strike.

However, airlines started resuming operations after losing a whole day of parking their aircraft.

THISDAY checks revealed that as of 11:00 am, many passengers were waiting at the entrance of the domestic terminal, MMA2  waiting for the Labour Unions to call off the strike.

But with the strike suspended for one week, flights operations are gradually resuming. As of the time of filing this report, a ValueJet flight to Abuja was already boarding ditto the one heading to Port Harcourt.

Indications showed that the airport environment remained relatively deserted following the strike’s suspension but operators were beginning to restart operations.

The General Secretary of the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), Ocheme Aba confirmed the end of the strike, saying all members have been mobilised back to their offices.

 “Due to the agreement with the presidency, the strike will be relaxed for one week starting from now to enable the tripartite committee concluded deliberations on the minimum wage negotiation so, flight operations will resume now, have resumed actually because all the blockages have been removed,” he said.

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