Emerging reports have claimed that the office of Overland Airways at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MM1) in Lagos state is currently on fire.
According to an online medium, Sahara Reporters, the fire started at about 10:30am; a plane was being serviced at the tarmac when it suddenly went up in flames.
An eyewitness said: "It's big fire. Half of the overland Airways plane is burnt, while some chartered aircraft being repaired were also torched. Fire-fighters are currently trying to put out the fire."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that some aviation unions, in the morning of Tuesday, October 10, marched on the Murtala Mohammed International Airport and shut down the local wing better known as the MM2.
According to reports, the union members shut down the MM2 in protest against the sack of Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited staff who joined aviation associations.
Hundreds of passengers were stranded as protesting aviation unions shut down operations at the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2 operated by Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited.
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In a related development, the organised labour 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.
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the United Labour Congress (ULC) had called for the warning strike over non-implementation of the national minimum wage.
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