Lagos, Abuja Airport Completely Shut Due To Ungoing Strike


The organized labor has barricaded all access points of aviation agencies at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja to emphasize their demands for the implementation of a new National Minimum Wage.

As a consequence, flight operations at the nation’s busiest airport have been disrupted, leading to stranded passengers at the airport entrances.

This move follows directives from aviation unions instructing their members to cease services across Nigerian airports just 24 hours prior.

On Friday, labor union members declared an indefinite nationwide strike in protest against the Federal Government’s refusal to raise the proposed minimum wage beyond N60,000.

Nigeria Labour Congress President, Joe Ajaero, announced that the strike would commence at midnight on Sunday, June 2, 2024, expressing "grave concern and disappointment" over the government's failure to finalize and enact a new National Minimum Wage Act and to revert the increase in electricity tariffs to N65/kWh, as stated in a jointly prepared speech with Trade Union Congress counterpart, Festus Osifo.

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