By DAPO OLAWUNI
The leadership and membership of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has saluted Nigeria workers under the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) on the occasion of the 2021 Labor Day celebration and further wish them a fruity month of May.
In a message issued on Saturday by the union, signed by its President General, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju, the Union urged the Federal Government to expedite action on the ongoing construction of access roads to the ports in Lagos.
The union equally saluted partner government agencies including Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Nigerian Shippers Council, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) Seaport Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN) and the National Association of Stevedoring Companies (NASC)
“We especially salute our social partners, the NPA, NIMASA, SHIPPERS COUNCIL, STOAN, NASC, NIWA and our numerous employers and maritime stakeholders for holding and supporting our drive for conducive work environment for our members and further development of the maritime sector”
“We seize this opportunity to call on government to expedite action on improving access to our ports through the access roads, the dredging of calabar ports and the monitoring of the influx of the so called expatriates who have taken over jobs which Nigerians are eminently competent to undertake”
“Even more importantly, we wish to use this opportunity to call on the government to enjoin IOCs to comply with extant stevedoring regulations which they flaunt with impunity and disregard to our national security architecture”
“As Nigerian workers mark today’s labour day, MWUN wish them well and assures of it’s commitment to continue to partner with our social partners to move maritime sector, the gateway to our national economy forward.Viva maritime!”