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Flight operations to the Anambra International Airport may be disrupted as air traffic controllers have decided to down tools from the ejection from the hotels they are accommodated by the Anambra State Government.

Consequently, the airport may be shut if the controllers make good their threat to use the time for air traffic services to seek another accommodation for their members.

A radio message by controllers made available to our correspondent states that any station/DATCO sending flight to Anambra Airport today should first confirm whether the TWR is operational”.

“The reason is that all Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) staff working at the airport were suddenly vacated from their accommodation yesterday without prior information”.

“Even those on duty are being asked to pay for their accommodation for last night”.

Of the time of filing this report, the NAMA staffs were all in the hotel packing their belongings to leave.

President, National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA). Abayomi Agoro told our correspondent alleged that the State Government failed to honour its agreement on accommodation and other incentives to NAMA.

Since the airport is state-owned, the Federal Government is not responsible for the airport, a situation that makes the Anambra Government be responsible 100 percent for the operation of the aerodrome.

Every other service to make the airport functional is paid for by the state government which built the airport and belongs to the state.

Agoro however said he was trying to reach the workers to ascertain the new development on the ware fare of the workers, adding that it would be practically impossible for flights to operate to and out of the airport if the accommodation matter of the workers were not sorted out.

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