Uyai-Abasi Etido


The aviation workers at Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, shut flight operations on Monday, over a dispute between the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria and the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency.

It was gathered that flights scheduled to leave Kano on Monday morning, were not able to due to the shut down by workers which affected the landing and take-off of flights.

According to report, flights for AZMAN and Max Air scheduled for Abuja and Lagos were not allowed to leave.

Reports also reveals that, the Nigerian Air Traffic Controllers Association shut down air navigation services for flights in and out of the airport over power supply to NAMA facilities and staff accommodations that were disconnected.

As a result of the shutdown, many passengers including some Federal lawmakers were stranded at the airport while effort was being made to sort out the differences so as to restore flight operations.