Keyamo Proposes Quarterly Meetings With Joint Aviation Leaders

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The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Mr. Festus Keyamo, SAN meeting with Joint aviation union leaders in Abuja

In an effort to enhance collaboration and promote industry harmony within the aviation sector, the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Mr. Festus Keyamo SAN, held a meeting with the leaders of the joint Aviation Union.

During the meeting, Keyamo expressed his gratitude for the union’s support and solidarity with the management and he suggested the idea of conducting quarterly meetings to facilitate a more cohesive relationship between the union and the management. He urged them to continue their support and assured them of his commitment to working together to foster economic and human capital development within the sector.

The minister promised to swiftly address their demands and requested the Union leaders to provide a detailed written presentation of their requests and observations.

Earlier in the meeting, the national president of the Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, Comrade Ahmadu Ilitrus expressed his satisfaction with Keyamo’s appointment, particularly within the ministry. He expressed optimism that the minister’s attributes of transparency and respect for human rights would be valuable in his new role as Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development.

The union presented several demands during the meeting, including pending relocation allowances for Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and Nigeria Safety and Investigation Bureau (NSIB) staff, capacity-building proposals from the leadership of aviation unions, issues related to the inability of some agencies to conduct the 2023 promotional exercise, matters concerning tenure policies and retirement ages of non-academic staff in the Nigeria College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), the statutory 40 per cent remittance to the Federation Account from Aviation Agencies, among other concerns.

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