Aviation Unions Shut Down Murtala Muhammed International Airport II, Many passengers Stranded
Aviation Union has shut down the Murtala Muhammed international airport today Wednesday 10th in a protest that is based on staffs treatment.
The unions are protesting over the alleged sack of some of their workers and not being paid accordingly.
The protesting unions are the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN) and the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE).
The protest has left passengers stranded as those about to catch early morning flights, and also airline officials with businesses in the terminal were denied access into the premises.
The protest also caused heavy vehicular traffic around the airport environment.
According to the management of the airport, the unions have defied court order restraining them from shutting down the airport.
The union executives, however, deny knowledge of any restraining order.