Workers Go On Strike At PH International Airport

Stella-Oduah, Minister of Aviation
Stella-Oduah, Minister of Aviation

By Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt  

Contract workers at the Port Harcourt international Airport have threatened to abandon their work over a two- month unpaid salary.

One of the site workers who sought anonymity told ThePost: “We left the site since yesterday. We of the electrical department have not been paid and that is why we decided to leave the site.

“It is not only our department, it includes the tillers, and they keep on making promises without considering our plight”, he added.

Meanwhile, a reliable source at the site of the ongoing project at the airport said those who are threatening to leave the site because of two months unpaid salary are sub- contract workers.

“We do not owe anybody, though the contract is being delayed, the only people I think have not been paid are sub-contract workers who we are not liable for their payment”, he said.

He noted that the most important thing is that work on the airport expansion is in progress, adding that very soon the departure terminal will be completed and work will commence on the arrival terminal.

When contacted, Mr. Ola Ogundolapo, the Public Relation Officer, Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Port Harcourt said: “ I have not heard that some of the workers are not on site but call me later  so I could find out.” When contacted later before press time, he told ThePost he was in a meeting.