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Nigerian aviation workers suspend strike

Staffers of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) have suspended the strike they embarked upon on Monday to press for higher wages, the Ministry of Aviation said.

According to Joe Obi, aide to the Aviation Minister, the suspension of the day-old strike followed agreements reached by the stakeholders at a meeting in the capital city of Abuja.

The meeting set up a committee to work out details of the basic salary and other allowances for the workers.

The strike failed to shut down the country’s airspace as threatened by the workers, as scheduled flights were operated at the two domestic terminals at the country’s main gateway Murtala Muhammed International Airport in the economic capital city of Lagos.

The workers said the NAMA management deployed its top staffers to man the control towers and keep the air space open.


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