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Nigeria’s airspace may be closed Monday as aviation unions join labour strike

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There are indications that Nigeria’s airspace may be closed on Monday if the aviation workers unions carry out their threat to back the nationwide strike by Organised Labour expected to commence on Monday.

Aba Ocheme, the General Secretary of the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), said the aviation unions would implement the directives from Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and that aviation workers should close the airspace to make the nationwide strike effective.

“As you are aware, the NLC and TUC have declared indefinite nationwide strike action with effect from Monday, September 28, 2020,” said a statement from the unions issued late Friday.

“Our unions as above named are in full support of the strike action. As such all workers in the aviation sector are hereby directed to withdraw their services at all aerodromes nationwide as from 00hrs of 28th September 2020 until otherwise communicated by the NLC/TUC or our unions. All workers shall comply,” the statement said.