Asuustrike: ANAP threatens to shut down the airport

Asuustrike: ANAP threatens to shut down the airport in solidarity with the Academic staff union of universities. This development is as a result of the ingoing strike and the lack of attention by the government officials.

Asuustrike: ANAP threatens to shut down the airport
Asuu strike

The Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP) and the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) have threatened to shut down airports in solidarity with the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

Related: Asuustrike: NLC to embark on a 2-day national solidarity protest

Recall that the National Labour Congress(NLC) made a statement on embarking on a 2-day solidarity protest so as to curb the pending issue between Asuu and the government officials. Other associations have also decided to join in, including the national union of banks, insurance and financial employees and Association of Nigerian Aviation professionals.

Asuustrike: ANAP threatens to shut down the airport

This threat came as the National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions Employees (NUBIFIE) said it would shut all financial institutions to join the NLC in its solidarity strike over the lingering ASUU strike.


Daily Trust had reported that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) directed its members to embark on a nationwide protest on July 26 and 27 in solidarity with ASUU.


ANAP General Secretary, Abdulrasaq Saidu, in a statement, called on the federal government to end the strike without further delay.

He said the protracted strike had led to an increase in social vices by students and ridiculed Nigeria’s educational system, making it a laughing stock.

Also, NAAPE in a statement by its deputy general secretary, Umoh Ofonime, said 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.”

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