Alot of international flights at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) have been grounded after staff of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO) embarked on a strike action over salary increment today January 23.
Lots of travellers arrived at the airport this morning and were stunned when the airport officials informed them they will not be working as they are striking.
NAHCO staff handle all things that concern check-in, boarding and ramp services for several international airlines including Ethiopian Airlines, Air France/KLM, Qatar, Delta Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Turkish Air.
The striking staff had met with their management on Sunday January 22, but the meetings yielded no tangible results, hence they proceeded with the action this morning.
The Ministry of Aviation is yet to comment on this development.