Association of Nigerian Aviation Professionals (ANAP) has tasked the managing director of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Captain Rabiu Hamisu Yadudu on their welfare while appealing to him to promptly pay and implement the Ministerial Approval for review of conditions of service of certain grades, full remittance of cooperatives deductions from their salaries, pensions as well as palliatives.
ANAP made the appeal in a commendation letter signed by its General Secretary, Comrade Abdulrasaq Saidu, and addressed to Captain Rabiu Hamisu Yadudu in Lagos.
Commending Yadudu over the massive debt recovery drive put in place by his administration to enable FAAN to meet operational costs and staff welfare, ANAP also listed some areas that the FAAN boss needed to implement promptly.
”We wish to appeal to the MD/CE for the prompt implementation and or payment of other outstanding issues as contained in the last communiqué the unions signed management among others are” Ministerial approval to the reviewed staff conditions of service and payment of salary disparities between GL15 and above, GL 14 and downward.
“ Full remittance of cooperative societies deductions from staff salaries as it formed part of monthly salaries now outstanding from August 2020 to date; Pension Matters: PENCOM should refund their PFA total deductions from FAAN staff from the year 2007 to date, back to FAAN pension Board without further delay
“Payment of reasonable palliatives to all staff to cushion the bad effect of the COVID-19 as well as the resumption of payment of furniture grants to qualified staff,” said ANAP in the letter.
Despite the negative impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic especially on the agency’s revenue, ANAP said the airport manager was still able to meet many outstanding welfare matters in spite of the shortfalls warranting the letter.
According to the association,” Looking back at the last year 2020 and the unfortunate effects on aviation of COVID-19 pandemic particularly as it seriously affected FAAN’s revenue, we wish to commend and appreciate your good self and your management team for efforts to ensuring that, Salaries, 13th month and some other outstanding welfare matters were paid, in spite of the fall in revenue due to the Covid-19 world-wise pandemic financial effects.
“Having carefully studied your persona, we have discovered that staff matters have formed part of your priorities aimed at taking steps to correct the past outstanding unresolved staff welfare matters by setting up different committees.
“One of them is the task force and this had made the task force go all out for debt collection to meet operational costs and some major staff welfare matters for which you deserve to be commended. Thank you sir as the job of the task force yielded fruits.”