The Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) began a warning strike on Thursday over welfare issues, stranding hundreds of intending passengers were stranded at airports all over the country. The strike is meant to last for a day.
Stranded in Abuja is Tunji Andrews, an economist who sometimes contributes to Nairametrics. Andrews believes that the striking workers should have announced the strike earlier so that intending passengers would have thought of alternatives.
Mr Banji Olawode, National Secretary of NATCA, who confirmed the strike, declined further comments on the issue.
He said that the association had initially informed the Nigerian Airspace Management Authority (NAMA) the employers of NATCA members of the development.
Olawode assured intending passengers that were scheduled to travel on international routes from Lagos on Thursday that the strike would not affect international flight operations.
Mrs Jumoke Adetona, the Acting General Manager, NAMA, also confirmed the warning strike by NATCA.
Adetona said that the agency would meet with the association, adding that before the end of day the strike would be over.