The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and Trade Union Congress, TUC, on Thursday blocked both the entry and exit of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.The protesters attempted to enter the airport but were stopped at the checkpoint by the military.
Angered by the refusal, the protesters blocked the airport’s entry and exit points, causing heavy vehicular traffic on both sides.The members of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress are in protest for the attack meted on the NLC President, Joe Ajaero, in Imo State last week.
It wasgathered that the out-organised labour converged at the airport around 8:58 A.M. to enforce their directive to members working in the aviation industry to prevent all Owerri-bound flights from leaving the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport.
The members of the workers’ union had attempted to gain access to the airport, however, the security operatives at the checkpoint prevented them from entry, leading the protesters to block the entry and exit points of the airport.
The blockage of the airport’s entrance is causing heavy vehicular traffic around the airport and travellers are forced to trek into the airport.
Written by: Kevin Nwabueze
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