Hundreds of employees of Aero Contractors Airline yesterday staged a peaceful protest over the closure of the airline by the Asset Management Company of Nigeria.
The protest was organised by the Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria and National Union of Air Transport Employees.
The workers marched round the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, carrying various placards expressing their grievances.
The placards had inscriptions such as, “Don’t Allow Aero to Die“, “Save Aero from AMCON“and “Aero must not go the way of Nigeria Airways“, among others.
Speaking on behalf of the protesters, the Secretary, Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, Mrs. FRANCES AKINJOLE, condemned the “illegal closure’’ of Aero Contractors by AMCON, adding that they would resist the plan to liquidate the company.