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Airport Workers Make Case For Casual Employees In FAAN

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Workers in the electrical department of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) have pleaded on the regional general manager of Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja to assist them ensure that FAAN looks into the lingering issue of casual workers interviewed.

Head of department, FAAN Electrical, Engr Abdulrahman Musa, made the appeal recently during the department’s end of the year party held at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

Musa said,  “Today, we are appealing to everyone to support our course in moving the department forward, so we can secure a clear path towards achieving our goals because best time to start is now. The people that will change the world should be us; if not us, who? and if not now, when?

“We are appealing to the regional general manager to assist us in pleading to the management about our casuals that were interviewed long ago, as I hope you would use your good position to assist each and everyone in the involved in the interview conducted by FAAN,” the engineer added.

According to Musa, the electrical department of FAAN has always made frantic efforts to be better people, as such, they had learned to be their brother’s keepers who supports one another during hard times and good times.

Although, their goals in the department are numerous,he pointed out that their determination was huge in order to see that they achieve their goals during the period of their stay in the organisation.

Appreciating members of staff of the electrical department in FAAN, Musa added, “I would like to thank the electrical staffs who have stood with me, who have supported me together we have had these many shared achievements amidst lots of challenges but thank you colleagues for being there for the department and for our profession. Together, we would build the department for the future.”

High point of the event marked the recognition of the regional general manager, MMIA terminal, Mrs Victoria Shin-Aba and international terminal manager, Mr. O.T. Ogini with awards of excellence.

Responding, Mrs Shin-Aba expressed her joy for the prestigious award bestowed on her by the workers in the electrical department of FAAN.

“Electrical department is the life wire of the airport. When the life wire is not on, nothing works. I appreciate Engr. Musa. He is very intelligent, articulate and a professional to the core. All of you are very important and I appreciate you all on behalf of the airport management staff,” she said.

On his own part, Ogini thanked members of the department, stressing that there has been a kind of evolution in the development which was good for the industry. He however, stated the positive efforts of the electrical department has stabilised operations at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in general.

The end of year party was well attended by staff in the electrical department of FAAN, airport workers and other stakeholders in the nation’s aviation industry.


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