KEYAMO MEETS JOINT AVIATION UNION LEADERS – SUGGESTS QUARTERLY MEETING FOR SYNERGY AND INCLUSIVENESS

KEYAMO MEETS JOINT AVIATION UNION LEADERS – SUGGESTS QUARTERLY MEETING FOR SYNERGY AND INCLUSIVENESS

Hon. Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development Festus Keyamo SAN, CON, FCIArb. today met with the joint Aviation Union leaders, to foster industry harmony in the aviation sector.

The Minister, while appreciating the union’s support and solidarity with the Management so far, suggested quarterly meetings for synergy between the Union and Management. He appealed to them to sustain the support and pledged to work with them to achieve economic and human capital development.

While promising to attend to their demands expeditiously, he asked the Union leaders to make a detailed presentation of their demands and other observations in writing.

Speaking earlier, the National President, Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, Comrade Ahmadu Ilitrus expressed delight at the appointment of the Minister, particularly to the Aviation Ministry. He said he was optimistic that the transparency and human right attribute of the Minister will be brought to bear in his present assignment as Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development.

He enumerated the demands of the Union to include:  Pending relocation allowance for staff of Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and Nigeria Safety and Investigation Bureau (NSIB); Capacity Building proposals from Leadership of Aviation Unions; Issues of inability of some Agency to  conduct the year 2023 promotional exercise; Issues arising from tenure policy and retirement age of non-academic staff in the  Nigeria  College of Aviation Technology (NCAT); Statutory 40% remittance to Federation Account from Aviation Agencies among others.

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