The Federal Government has slashed the salaries of airport workers within the country, Vivsco reports.
In a circular to staff dated May 19, 2020, the Management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria said the reduction in salaries is because of airport closures occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic.
The memo signed by FAAN General Manager, Administration, M.D. Musa, read, “This is to notify all staff that because of the dwindling revenue generation amidst COVID-19 pandemic, management might not be ready to pay full salary to staff as from May 2020.
However, as soon as revenue improves, the balance are going to be paid. This measure is to make sure the survival of the organisation.”
Vivsco reports that the country’s airspace and airports, both local and international, were shut in March by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), as a part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The President’s directive, however, permitted emergency flights like those for medical and humanitarian purposes.
On May 6, the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, announced the extension of the closure of the country’s airports and airspace by four weeks.