- Calls for dredging of Calabar port
(Report by Udeme Clement):
The leadership and membership of Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), have given a goodwill message to Nigerian workers, Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), on the occasion of 2021 workers day celebration across the country.
The goodwill message formed part of the press statement issued by the President-General of MWUN, Comrade Prince Adeyanju Adewale.
His words: “We especially salute our social partners, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA); NIMASA; Nigerian Shippers’ Council; STOAN; NASC; NIWA and our numerous employers, as well as maritime stakeholders for holding and supporting our drive for conducive work environment for our members, and further development of the maritime sector.”
He continued: “We are using this opportunity to call on government to speedily expedite action on improving access to our ports through the access roads, dredging of Calabar port and monitoring influx of the so called expatriates,, who have taken over jobs which Nigerian are eminently competent to undertake.
“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.”
Prince Adewale pointed out: “As Nigerian Workers mark Labour Day, we wish them well and assure of our commitment to continue to synergise with our social partners, in order to move the maritime sector, the gateway to our national economy forward.”