Reports reaching ADELOVE gathered that the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) has revealed that foreign airlines plan to sack about two thousand (2,000) Nigerian workers due to their inability to meet operational costs.
This was contained in a letter addressed to the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, by the Acting General Secretary of NUATE, Comrade Olayinka Abioye.
Abioye revealed that the the plan has destabilised the affected workers, adding that the Federal Government should wade in and prevent the huge job loss.
“The reason being adduced for this danger is that their earnings in the past year is under lock with the CBN as they are unable to transfer these earnings to their respective home countries to meet operational costs in accordance with international rules,” the letter read.
“Following concerns raised recently by leaders of these workers and other stakeholders and in appreciation of the good intent of the government’s fiscal policy, we humbly make this clarion call for your (Minister) intervention to grant foreign airlines concession to repatriate their proceeds to their home countries.”