Disruption of Flight Operations: Air Peace Calls on Security Agencies
Nigeria's leading airline, Air Peace has urged the police, other security agencies and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to intervene in the disruption of its flight operations and attack of its staff by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and its affiliates. A statement issued by Air Peace Corporate Communications Manager, Mr. Chris Iwarah accused protesting members of NLC and its affiliates of targeting the carrier’s operations at the General Aviation Terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos for disruption.
Staff of the airline, the statement said, were attacked by the protesters for refusing to join the industrial action and insisting on performing their lawful duties.
Air Peace said it feared that there would be a complete breakdown of law and order if NLC and its affiliates persisted in their unlawful disruption of its flight operations.
According to the statement, the Nigeria Labour Congress and its affiliates had on Tuesday, September 28, 2018, invaded the airline's hub at the General Aviation Terminal of Lagos airport, disrupting it operations and preventing passengers from boarding their flights.