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