The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has assured Nigeria’s Aviation workers of better days ahead at the end of the pandemic.
The Minister in his May day message contained in a statement signed by James Odaudu ,Director Public affairs said the aviation industry was among the hardest hit in the pandemic.
” Workers in the aviation industry were among the hardest hit economically by the coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world, especially with the grounding of passenger flights and shutting down of services globally”.
He however expressed the belief that there’s a bright future for the Nigerian aviation industry after the dark times that it presently faces, hoping that the pandemic will be short-lived.
” it is highly regrettable that airlines and other service providers are being forced to cope with the option of either sending their staff on compulsory leaves or reduction of their wages as occasioned by the redundancy caused by COVID-19 scourge”.
“Government is aware of the dire situation in the aviation sector and will do whatever is practically possible to mitigate the consequences of the total lockdown in the industry and create an enabling environment for the sector to bounce back”.
Hadi Sirika appealed to both private and public workers in the sector to keep hope alive as there are reasons to believe that the industry will come out of the current situation stronger, and in a better situation to improve the welfare of its employees.