by Mustapha Alli
A team comprising the Nigerian Airforce and Police Force have been drafted and deployed to Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Ikeja, Lagos Mainland. access tollgate to restore peace in response to the violence by the warring parties in the management of the collection of tolls.
The security officers were deployed today, Tuesday, February 4, 2020, following the clash between the staff of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Aviation unions and Integrated Intelligent Imaging West Africa Limited (I-CUBE), the contractor handling the collection of tolls at the access gate.
Yesterday, workers of FAAN took over the management of the MMIA access gate from Integrated Intelligent Imaging West Africa Limited (I-CUBE), one year after the expiration of the contract.
The workers in their hundreds under the supervision of the four aviation unions besieged the access gate as early as 7 am Monday and took over the control of ticketing points from ICUBE managers.
With this development, both FAAN and I – Cube would bother less about losing tangible revenue accruing to them as the movement of people through the toll gate free of charge would be stopped.
However, on socials, there has been wide condemnation of the crude act of the FAAN workers on the contractors as people took time to vent through #FAANStopTheBully. Few tweets could be seen below.