Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Air traffic controllers shelve planned strike

19 January 2015, 20:35

Ikeja - The Nigeria Air Traffic Controllers’ Association (NATCA) has shelved its planned strike, which was scheduled to begin on Monday.

Banji Olawode, the National Secretary of the association, made this known in Lagos.

He said that the strike was suspended following an agreement the association reached with the management of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) on the welfare of its members.

The association had on Friday announced its decision to begin an indefinite strike on Monday over alleged insensitivity by NAMA to its members’ welfare.

Also read: Air traffic controllers issue 21-day ultimatum over unpaid allowances

He said that the agreement was reached in the early hours on Monday.

Olawode said that the meeting which began on Sunday lasted till the early hours of Monday.

"An agreement has been reached and signed by the two parties after hours of deliberations.

"Therefore, the planned industrial action has been suspended,’’ the secretary said.

He said the association had, in recent times, been agitating for a better welfare package for its members as well as recruitment of more technical manpower.



Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...