Aviation unions kick against planned concession of airports

Posted by News Express | 30 June 2020 | 738 times

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•Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika

By OLUSEGUN KOIKI, Lagos

Four leading unions in the Nigerian aviation industry have vehemently kicked against the planned concession of four major airports in the country.

Speaking on behalf of the unions at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos, Comrade Ocheme Aba, the General Secretary of National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), told journalists in an ongoing meeting that Senator Hadi Sirika, the Minister of Aviation was fraudulent in his attempt to concession the selected airports.

He insisted that the plan to concession Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano was criminal and against public interest.

He argued that the airports slated for concession were the live wire of other 22 airports in the country, adding that several staff of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) would lose their jobs.

He insisted that efforts to resolved the issue with the minster had been futile in the past and vowed that the unions would continue to kick against the attempt.

Rather than concession the airports, he emphasized that government should encourage private investors to build airports in any state they so desired. (Daily Independent)


Source: News Express

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