NLC Nationwide Strike: Passengers stranded at Kano Airport

NLC Nationwide Strike: Passengers stranded at Kano Airport

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As the Nigeria Labour Congress ( NLC) commenced its indefinite nationwide strike, hundreds of passengers on domestic flights were stranded at the entrance gate of Malam Aminu Kano International Airport( MAKIA) on Monday morning.

It will be recalled that this comes as aviation unions join the nationwide indefinite strike declared by organized labour over the new minimum wage and hike in the electricity tariff.

The Flight disruptions imminent as aviation workers join indefinite strike Monday had earlier announced their readiness to join the planned indefinite labour strike scheduled to begin today.

The unions announced the decision after a meeting on Sunday.

However, while making, good on their promise on Monday, members of the union blocked the entrance of the airport, preventing passengers from gaining entrance.

While speaking with one of the passengers, Alhaji Ibrahim Muhammad disclosed that they were initially stopped at the gate, and after they eventually gained entrance, the airline officials were not working.

He further disclosed that though “We are just standing, they later gave us access to the airport, we are in the terminal departure hall but no any sign of ticketing going on.

To worsen the situation” Even  the Air Conditions are not on, the hall is even very hot now as I’m speaking to you.”

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