By DAPO OLAWUNI
The leadership of Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) on Monday paid a solidarity visit to the headquaters of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) in Marina Lagos to access the level of damage wrecked on the building by hoodlums during the recent EndSars protest.
In a statement by the President General of MWUN, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju, the union expressed shock at the enormity of damage visited on the magnificent building and the destruction of valuable property.
He said “Whilst peaceful protest is universally acknowledged as a legitimate instrument usually engaged to draw the attention of government to its inadequacies/mis -governance, but when this protest turns awry and weapons are wantonly used, property looted and damaged and innocent souls wasted, it becomes regrettable and counterproductive”
“The wreckage visited on the NPA Headquarters building and the looting of its property is protest carried too far and it is only vandals whose brains are no longer in the right position that can carry out such”
“Whilst we condemn in its entirety the barbaric destruction of the NPA building by some mis-guided youths, we pray that the perpetrators are apprehended and made to face the wrath of the law”
“We seize this opportunity to express our unalloyed support/solidarity with management of NPA at this difficult time and always”