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Aviation workers begin strike, grounds flights in Lagos airport

Aviation workers on Monday grounded international flights at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport due to agitation for salary increment.

The Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO) are demanding for salary increment.

An affected passenger and aviation expert, Alex Nuba, said that NAHCO staff in the early hours of Monday walked out of the international airport, saying they were on strike and would not handle any passenger.

“Even the Qatar flight I’m traveling with this morning landed and has returned to Doha as there’s no one to handle them,” Nwuba said on Punch.

He said passengers are frustrated as they have been kept outside to avoid a crisis and no information, announcements or emails was sent to passengers.

NAHCO handles check-in, boarding and ramp services for several international airlines including Air France/KLM, Qatar, Ethiopian Airlines, Delta Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Turkish Air.

Travelers say if the situation is not addressed, more flights would be grounded.

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