TWO Aviation unions Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP) and the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) decried the longevity of the current industrial action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and has called on government to nsure its end in he interest of the nation.

This is just as of the unions have threatened to embark on a nationwide protest July 26 and 27, 2022

In seperate statements signed by Umoh Ofonime T., Deputy General Secretary NAAPE and the General Secretary of ANAP, Comrade Abdulrasaq Saidu both unions stated that they would be shutting down the airspace in solidarity unless urgent steps are taken to address this misnomer.

ANAP in its statement explained that not only the students were suffering but parents and the society adding that the poor economy has also affected every home in the country.

It noted that education remained the bedrock of any nation aspiring for greatness saying that ASUU strike will eventually lead to a regrettable situation in future if not well handled
“Our children are using eight years to read courses of four years with resources being wasted. We cannot continue this way”

ANAP further warned that their members will align with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)’s position on protest against the unfortunate situation in the tertiary education stating that all members have been put on alert in solidarity actions on the directive of Nigeria Labour Congress at very short notice.

NAAPE, in its statement titled: our Children in Tertiary Institutions Cannot Remain Home in Perpetuity said it observed with regrets how the Federal Government of Nigeria is treating the crises in the educational sector of the country whereby due to strikes, teaming Nigerian students have remained at home for over four (4) months.

It said,”The refusal of the Federal Government to honour the agreement signed with the union since 2009 is very disturbing considering the negative impact the prolonged strike will create in the life of these children.

“NAAPE, therefore, completely support the position of the National Executive Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to embark on a nationwide protest on July 26 and 27, 2022 in solidarity with the trade unions in the Nigeria Public Universities and others.

“By this, the National Administrative Council have directed all branch chairmen/secretaries are requested to disseminate this information to all the members in their various branches to participate in the solidarity protest in their various states


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