Ilorin airport workers protest concession


By Matthew Denis

Air Transport Service Senior Association of Nigeria (ATSSAN) in conjunction with National Union of Air Traffic Employers (NUATE) at the Ilorin International Airport wing on Tuesday joined their counterparts across the country to protest the concession of some airports by the Federal Government.

Recall that this medium reported that there will be nationwide strike by aviation workers on Monday.

The protesters carried placards with inscriptions such as; ‘No to concession because is evil’, ‘Sirika must go – enemy of progress’, ‘No to airport concession’ among others.

The branch Chairman of ATSSAN, Comrade Alonge Isaac told newsmen that “We are all part of government but what we are after is for things to work out well for all in the aviation industry.

“It usually saddens us when things are not working out. What is government’s mission for the concession of airport? We are saying no to concession with one voice. We want government to come to round table with us and see how we can join hands to make sure that things work out perfectly.”

Also, the Secretary of NUATE, Comrade Sanni Abdulazeez said, “There is nothing wrong in the concession but due process must be followed. They should discuss with the workers too because they are also stakeholders. Government should come to a round table with the workers and seek their opinion. It is not a welcome idea for government to just announce concession in the media without considering the interest of the workers and other stakeholders”.



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