Aviation unions join solidarity strikeJuly 18, 2022
The Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals and the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers have called on the Federal Government to urgently and in the interest of the nation put an end to the lingering strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
A statement signed by NAAPE’s Deputy General Secretary, Umoh Ofonime T., read, “The refusal of the Federal Government to honour the agreement signed with the union since 2009 is very disturbing considering the negative impact the prolonged strike will create in the life of these children.
“NAAPE, therefore, completely supports the position of the National Executive Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress to embark on a nationwide protest on July 26 and 27, 2022 in solidarity with the trade unions in the Nigeria Public Universities and others.”
In a statement made available to the press on Monday, the General Secretary of ANAP, Comrade Abdulrasaq Saidu called on President, Major General Mohammadu Buhari’s (retd.) government, to end without further delay, the ongoing strike before it gets out of hand.
ANAP noted that the continuing stay at home by students of tertiary institutions has added to social vices in the country.
The group also threatened that they will join in the strike in solidarity by closing the aviation sector if the government did not take urgent necessary steps to address ASUU’s demands.
ANAP further noted that the over four months strike has ridiculed the educational system and made it a laughing stock before the world.