By Ignatius Ushie

Infinity Tyres

As workers in Nigeria joined their colleagues in the rest of the world to celebrate Workers Day yesterday, Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has congratulated those working in the sector for their daily contributions to the running and development of the industry. 

According to the Minister, the lofty achievements recorded in the nation’s aviation sector wouldn’t have been possible without the commitment and personal sacrifices of employees in the different segments of the industry. 

He particularly ascribes the near total achievement of the aviation roadmap to the understanding and cooperation of the workers and hopes that the remaining parts will be achieved within the short period before the handover to the incoming administration. 

He restates the commitment of the Buhari administration to the continued improvement of the welfare of aviation workers through regular trainings, enhanced pay packages, provision of working tools and conducive work environments. 

He further assures workers of his commitment to ensuring the implementation of the respective Conditions of Service of the agencies under the Ministry’s supervision and payment of the minimum wages as agreed with the Labour unions.

Sirika however expresses concern over the frequency of workers strikes in the industry which, more often than not, disrupt operations at the nation’s airports and which send wrong signals to the outside world about the safety of Nigeria’s airspace.