The Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) yesterday celebrated Nigerian workers, especially the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) and other port workers in commemoration of the 2020 International Workers Day.
In a May Day Statement signed by ANLCA National President, Tony Iju Nwabunike, the association acknowledged the importance and contributions of MWUN to the growth of Nigerian economy.
According to him, the union has evolved , and they have been able to ensure industrial harmony in the Nigerian maritime industry devoid of unrest and demonstrations.
The statement reads in part “We celebrate the Nigerian maritime worker sincerely, because we owe them more than they are paid and we know that without them a maritime nation, like ours, will never be existing let alone grow”
“We in the Association of Nigeria Licenced Customs Agents (ANLCA) sees the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) and other workers as our formidable partners”
“We remember your efforts not only at protecting workers rights but also at championing the interest of the majority of Nigerians”
“Indeed your acts of selflessness are second to none and has not gone unnoticed as we reminicise on the benefits of your labour to our common good”
“We have on record, the many interventions you have made to suggest ideas and policies redirection for government, in many instances without promoting Industrial disharmony”
“We celebrate your contributions because without you our desires for greater economy, flourishing commerce, improved social life would have remained a mirage”
“ANLCA’s partnership with you and the entire labour movements in the maritime industry will remain evergreen putting the interest of majority first and being truthful, fair and dedicated”
“Indeed, you are a vital human element to our national economic life . There is dignity in what you are doing for us, we know it even though we don’t say it out everyday”
“You are our strength, you are our workforce, you are our persons on the frontlines of keeping the ports working even in the face of Covid19 pandemic that has affected everywhere, including the maritime world” Nwabunike stated.