The Staff of Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Monday went on a peaceful demonstration on the domestic terminal of Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, (MAKIA) protesting move to concession the major airports in the country.
As part of the agenda for the protest is the kick against the return of all staff that retired from 1st April 2014 to PenCom, a government directive.
The protest was carried out by members of the Air Transport Service Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), National Union of Air Transport Employee (NUATE), and Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP).
Chairman of Air Transport Service Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), Hassan Aliyu insisted the concession plan will force many staff on retrenchment while the future of those retired may not be assured.
Aliyu cited the concession plan of Murtala Muhammad (MM2), Lagos and the defunct NEPA that failed to yield positive output but rather crippling carrier and sending retirees to early grave.
Aliyu disclosed that FAAN staff are satisfied with the traditional pension scheme being operated by FAAN and would rather not succumb to any forceful attempt to return aviation workers to PENCOM.