Nigerian Airspace Remains Open— NAMA Assures


…Says  NAAE Denies Membership ULC

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency(NAMA) has stated that the country’s airspace would remain open despite the threat by Association of Nigerian Aviation Professionals (ANAP), Aeronautical Information Services Association of Nigeria (AISAN) and the National Association of Air Traffic Engineers (NAAE) to shut down the airspace over welfare issues.

An online statement signed by the management of the airspace agency stated that following an emergency meeting between NAMA management and representatives of ANAP, AISAN and NAAE, where the issue of the proposed strike action by the United Labour Congress of Nigeria (ULC) scheduled to take effect from Monday, September 18, 2017 was discussed, the three unions  have dissociated themselves from the said strike.

“It is pertinent to inform the general public that while NAAE denied membership of the United Labour Congress, AISAN and ANAP, whose members are in NAMA have assured the agency of their decision not  to join the strike,” the statement reads in part.

The agency  reassured the general public of full compliments of air navigation service provision throughout the period of the intended strike if it takes place.

Recalled that the unions in a the letter addressed to the Director General Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority(NCAA), Capt. Muhtar Usman, alleged that government workers at all levels were  owed months and years of salaries, pensions and various allowances and  that such situation will not be allowed to continue.

The unions in the document jointly signed by the Secretary General of NAAPE, Comrade Ocheme Aba and Secretary General of ANAP, Comrade Abdul Rasaq Saidu  also decried withholding of the registration of ULC as a labour federation despite fulfilling all conditions stipulated by the law.

As a result they threatened to shut down the country’s airspace by Monday, September 18, 2017.



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