The Federal Government has cut salaries of workers in the aviation sector in connection to airport closure, which has negatively impacted revenue generation.
The staff at the various airports were notified about the development in a circular dated May 19, 2020, as served by the Management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria.
The memo signed by FAAN General Manager, Administration, M.D. Musa, reads, “This is to notify all staff that due to the dwindling revenue generation amidst COVID-19 pandemic, management may not be able to pay full salary to staff as from May 2020.
“However, as soon as revenue improves, the balance will be paid. This measure is to ensure the survival of the organisation.”
Recall that the country’s airspace and airports, both local and international, were shut in March by President Muhammadu Buhari, as part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.