Tension is mounting as passengers were left stranded following a strike by aviation handling staff at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport on Monday.
At the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, it was no different as sources said many other airports were being drawn into the strike circle.
Airlines dropped off passengers, who appeared confused as they could not pick their luggage. Other airlines were said to have returned to airports of take-off.
Reports said Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO) laid down their working tools to protest their low take-home pay, and desire an increase.
In Abuja, SAHCOL and Pathfinder companies were said to have been drafted in to help
One source said: “We came in as early as 7.00 a.m. to resolve the situation.”
Efforts are said to be on to resolve the disagreement before the strike spreads all over the country and creates an unmanageable gridlock.