The Managing Director/CEO of Nigeria LNG Ship Management Limited (NLSML) Abdul-Kadir Ahmed on Thursday paid a working visit to the National Secretariat of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) at Osho Drive, Olodi Apapa Lagos.
In a press statement signed by Comrade John Kennedy Ikemefuna, Head of Media for MWUN, the visiting NLSML team were received by the President General of MWUN, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju.
According to him, the meeting accorded both parties an opportunity to discuss about the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) which deals with salaries and wages of Nigerian seafarers, adding that a review is coming up soon.
According to Ikemefuna, Comrade Adeyanju and some of his national and branch executives comprising of Comrades; Francis Bunu ( DPG), Abudu Eroje (DSG Organising), Abubakar Bello ( VPG), Ohize (President Dockworkers), Avoseh Sunday ( President Seafarers), Uche Igweonu ( National Treasurer), Edwin Sambo (DSG Admin), Ayokunle Ajayi ( General Secretary, Seafarers), and Comrade Oniha Erazua (DSG ) Ag. Secretary General received the NLSML team.
“The visit which was a courtesy call is aimed at congratulating Comrade Adeyanju, who was recently voted unopposed as the Deputy President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) at Abuja.
“No doubt, the visit was geared to further strengthen the already existing good ties between NSML and the Union; more especially in the areas of the Union’s members, who are Seafarers in the employ of NLSML with very obvious cognisance to their Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), which will commence soon” he said
Continuing, he said Comrade Adeyanju who was highly impressed with the NSML management visit had real time to relate issues of utmost importance on both parties to the NSML team.
“However, both parties had agreed to keep the good relationship they have had since inception and promised each other of total transparency and mutual cooperation in all fronts towards striking a balanced success in the maritime sector and most pertinently the welfare of the Seafarers and the Union in general.
“While speaking, Comrade Adeyanju equivocally said that the NSML boss and his team visit to the Union had shown that he’s indeed a Grassroots administrator of repute who has immensely transformed the NSML to standard.
“Also showing appreciation in this light, the NSML MD, Ahmed reiterated he will continue to come to the table with issues of mutual benefits that will befit the Union at all times and its Seafarers in the NSML workforce”