The Ayuba Wabba-led faction of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC has declared that flight operations at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos will today be grounded in furtherance of its strike against the decision of the Federal Government to remove fuel subsidy.
Vice President of the Union, Adelegan Solomon issued the threat while addressing protesters at the MMIA yesterday.
He said, “Today, few planes have taken-off and landed on this airport but by tomorrow, no plane will land or take off. It is operation occupy Lagos State.”
Solomon, who is also the president of the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees, AUCPTRE, appealed to Nigerians to reject the hike in fuel price, stressing that the N145 per litre announced by the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA, will further increase the suffering of ordinary Nigerians.
Explaining that Air Traffic Controllers, ATCs, were members of AUCPTRE, the Vice Preident pointed out that arrangements have been perfected to ground flight operations at the airport as from today.