The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has informed travelers that its workers are not part of the strike embarked upon by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Wednesday.
The General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Yakubu Dati, in reaction to reports stating that airports across the country have been shut down due to the ongoing strike, said the airports remained operational and open to passengers.
Speaking with newsmen at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos yesterday, Dati said: “Our message to passengers is that the airports are all open. We are all operating and our staff are already at their desks to ensure that we provide the services that we are paid for. And we will continue to do so within our capacity.
“We had morning flights early this morning from Lagos, Murtala Muhammed Airport, the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja and other airports across the country.
“So we have been doing our scheduled operations across the country for all the airlines except of course where we have delays due to scarcity of aviation fuel, Jet A1. Workers are out ensuring that the activities go on as scheduled.
“We of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria are committed in ensuring that we give the services that we are being paid for and that is why we are out to ensure that we continue with our operations.
“We also want to thank the security agencies who have ensured that the operations at the airports across the country are going on as scheduled and the staff are also turning up to ensure that they provide the service that we are being paid for”.