By Modupe Gbadeyanka
Workers of Aero Contractors asked to stay at home due to suspension of the airline’s flight operations have been assured of safety of their jobs.
The Federal Government made this promise through the Minister of State for Aviation, Mr Hadi Sirika, when he addressed the workers on Friday in Lagos.
The Minister promised to meet with Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) and Aero Contractors and would get back to the workers.
He also promised the protesting workers that the government would ensure that the airline would be restructured.
Mr Sirika said the FG would ensure that the problems bedevilling the airline were looked into.
According to him, it is the duty of the government to create jobs, hence, it will not allow any business entity in the aviation industry under his leadership to go under.
“I have decided to come and see Aero and probably discuss a few issues with the management and possibly see the staff.
“But unfortunately, I came here and saw that there is a protest going on. So, I had to stop by, listened, discussed and came to an agreement.
“The primary purpose of government, especially this APC government, is to help to promote sustain, develop, keep businesses so that they can continue to provide services and employ our people.
“So, it is not the government of APC that will kill jobs and close down shops; our intent is to promote jobs and promote businesses in Nigeria so that businesses will be growing,” he said.