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Breaking: NLC stops airlines from flying as strike takes a toll on Nigeria

Breaking: NLC stops airlines from flying as strike takes a toll on Nigeria

Passengers have remained stranded at the Lagos airports as the strile embarked on by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), in the morning of Friday, September 28, stopped airlines operating from the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) from flying.

Daily Sun reports that as early as 6:30am, NLC officials had taken over the departure halls where Arik Airlines and Air Peace operate from and stopped the airlines’ staff from checking in passengers or sell tickets.

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The report said NLC officials came in a bus with large loud speakers from where they played music as if on a road show.

The report said there was shouting match on the counters of two of the local airlines.

Legit.ng earlier reported that the organised labour on Thursday, September 27, shut down offices of aviation agencies at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, to press home their demands for the implementation of a new national minimum wage.

However, this action did not affect flight operations at the nation’s busiest airport as airlines and passengers went about their respective businesses without harassment from the unions.

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It was also reported that following Nigeria labour's nationwide strike which commences on Thursday, September 27, distribution of petroleum products, banking and other essential services were to be grounded.

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