COVID-19: FAAN Cuts Staff Salaries Over Revenue Losses

BEVERLY HILLS, May 21, (THEWILL) – The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said it may not be able to pay full salary of staff as from May 2020.

This is as a result of the dwindling revenue occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of measures to contain the spread of the virus, the Federal Government had suspended both local and international flights in April, shutting off the main source of revenue of FAAN.

The decision to cut staff salary was disclosed in an internal memo with reference number FAAN/HQ/ADMIN/2020O5 dated May 19, 2020 and signed by General Manager, Administration, FAAN, M.D. Musa.

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Titled, “Notice on payment of staff salary” addressed to all staff, the memo stated that the measure was to ensure the survival of the agency.

It was gathered that Junior staff would be paid their full salary while Senior staff from levels 10 and above would take between 30 to 50 per cent pay cut.

Due to their shrinking revenue streams, many airlines have been forced to cut salary staff by as much as 80 per cent in addition to asking their workers to proceed on compulsory leave without pay.

On May 6, 2020, the Federal Government extended the ban on local and international flights for another one month.