FAAN seeks collaboration to enhance profitability

R-L; Representative of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Mr. Olawumi Oyeyemi; ATSSSAN President, Comrade Benjamin Okewu, Representative of the Minister of State Aviation; Yamsikit Adamu Mohammed; Representative of the MD of FAAN, Hajia Salamatu Bala at the opening ceremony of the 2nd Quadrennial National Delegates Conference of Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN) in Ijebu-Ode.

 

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has emphasized the need for collaboration in order to restore the aviation sector to profitability.

The Managing Director of FAAN, Engr Saleh Dunoma, who was represented by Hajia Salamatu Eluwa, the director of Human Resources FAAN, at the 2nd Quadrennial national delegates conference of Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association ATSSSAN in Ijebu Ode, acknowledged the that the industry was facing multiple challenges such as increase in the price of aviation fuel and the attendant operational costs, personnel/labour relations issues and infrastructural/environmental matters.

According to Dunoma, the economic recession has affected the traveling public and the demand for air travel has dropped while the market has also shifted downward stressing the need for new innovative ideas.

He noted that inspite of the daunting economy in the aviation sector, that the management of FAAN has been able to keep the welfare of staff on its front burner while maintaining a culture of prompt payment of staff salaries even in the face of dwindling revenues and has continued to show commitment to staff career development by releasing the result of the 2016 promotional exercises for junior and senior staff of FAAN while those of Grade Level 14-16 have been forwarded for ministerial approval.

He also explained that payments of furniture grant to staff and gratuity to former workers of FAAN have continued while payments of outstanding staff claims was on going.

According to the FAAN boss, the remodeling of major airports in the country has reached advance stage and would soon ready for usage.

Dunoma said in order to continue with the sustainability of staff welfare, the unions needed to facilitate a rancour free atmosphere that will be germane to industrial growth.



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