As Nigerian workers join their counterparts all over the world to commemorate the 2023 workers’ day, the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has congratulated the aviation workers in their contributions to the development of the industry.
According to the Minister, the lofty achievements recorded in a 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.
This was contained in a statement signed by Dr.James Odaudu, Special Assistant to the Minister of Aviation and made available to journalists.
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.
The Minister wishes all workers in the aviation sector a wonderful celebration.