Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos Photo: Twitter

Aviation unions affiliated to United Labour Congress (ULC), on Monday, shunned directives to shut down the Nigerian airspace as the ULC embarked on a nationwide strike.

The unions are the Association of Nigerian Aviation Professionals (ANAP), Aeronautical Information Services Association of Nigeria (AISAN) and the National Association of Air Traffic Engineers (NAAE).

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The unions had earlier at a meeting with the management of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) dissociated themselves from the strike.

It was learnt that airlines observed normal flight operations at both the international and domestic wings of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

It was gathered that the ULC issued the strike notice following the government’s failure to recognise the body as a labour federation despite allegedly fulfilling all conditions stipulated by law.