The two-day warning strike by the Aviation unions have left air passengers stranded and confused. 

Aviation Workers Begin Two Days Strike

The union embarked on the strike to protest the unpalatable working conditions and entitlements of their workers.


According to protesters, the unions involved are the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), the Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), and the Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP).

Others include the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE).


Also the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporation Civil Service Technical and Recreation Services Employees are part of it.

The Demand

In a memo signed on Friday, the five unions says an indefinite strike would commence if the government failed to address the approval and implementation of the Condition of Service (CoS), the new salary structure for the workers and the planned demolition of the offices of the aviation agencies.


However, on Monday, vehicular movements were totally grounded, as the aviation unions blocked all entrances leading to the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos.

Aviation workers begin two days strike

Stranded Passengers

Many passengers had arrived at the airport to catch their flights to various destinations.

Unfortunately, they were seen trekking following the blockade.

Also, the head office of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) was locked.


As early as 4:00am, the unions mobilised their members who took over the strategic entrances to the airport.

They took over Ikeja axis, Mafoluku/Beesam axis, and the Oshodi/Isolo to the tollgate from the international airport.

Stranded Passengers

Contingency Plans

Meanwhile, the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport chapter (NAIA) of FAAN advised travelers and stakeholders to make contingency plans in order to avoid missing their appointments.

In a statement on Monday in Abuja, the management of the agency expressed regret over any inconvenience that passengers may face.

The agency said the management of NAIA would open the airport for operation as usual.

However, they warned that passengers may experience “disruptions in flight operations as a result of the planned strike action”.

“The management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, wishes to inform the general public of the aviation union’s planned two-day warning strike scheduled to start Monday, April 17, 2023.

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“Intending passengers and stakeholders are kindly advised to make contingency plans in order to avoid missing their flights and appointments.

“Any inconvenience experienced is highly regretted,” the statement read.



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