Due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, workers in government Aviation agencies will be receiving half Salaries in this month of May.
This is to ensure the survival of the agencies as there had not been revenue collection due to the closure of airports nationwide and suspension of flights.
In a memo dated 19th of May, 2020, Management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria FAAN came clean on their decision to pay half Salaries for May and also assured that when revenue collection resumes and improves, the balance will be paid.
“This is to notify all taff that due to the dwindling revenue generation amidst COVID19 pandemic, management may not be able to pay full salary to staff as from May2020.
“However,as soon as the revenue generation improves, the balance will be paid.
“This measure is to ensure the survival of the organization”.
For over 2 months, activities have been grounded to a halt in the industry to prevent the spread of the virus through air travel.
Other Aviation agencies like the; Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority(NCAA), Nigerian Airspace Management Agency(NAMA), , Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET) and Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), may also adopt the decision of FAAN since they are all self sustaining and derive their revenue from flight operations.
The agencies are not the only hit, airlines, ground handling companies and other ancillary providers in the industry are also affected by the pandemic.
Some airlines months back had told their staff that without flight operations, there will be no salaries while others managed to pay half month Salaries in the month of April.
It is obvious that no airline will pay salaries for the month of May worsen by the extension of 4 weeks suspension on flight movement as announced by the PTF on COVID-19.
The issue of job losses is also staring many workers in the private sector in the face, as their fears maybe confirmed in the coming days.