Maritime Labour :
NIMASA, MWUN shows greater commitment on
…As Agency donates vehicles to MWUN
… Jamoh deserves a second tenure – Comrade Adeyanju
The Management of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, and the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria, MWUN, have restated their commitment to continuous stakeholders’ engagement, as an effective tool to maintain the peace, which the nation’s maritime sector has enjoyed in recent years.
NIMASA Director General, Dr Bashir Jamoh OFR, and the President General of the Union, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju made the assertion in Lagos at a ceremony by NIMASA to hand over vehicles to the Union, as part of the Agency’s Corporate Social Responsibility.
The vehicles include 16-seater bus and one Hilux.
Dr. Bashir Jamoh applauded the union for adopting dialogue in ensuring and maintaining peace in the maritime sector, which he said has aided peace and industrial harmony witnessed in the sector, leading to the successes recorded.
In his words: “In the past few years, the maritime industry has experienced relative peace and harmony, which has been made possible through instrumentality of the leadership of MWUN.
NIMASA is committed to ensuring the Union is equipped with adequate facilities needed to perform its duties judiciously”.
He also charged the Union to continue to support the policies and instruments of International Labour Organisation (ILO), towards ensuring better welfare and decent work for the seafarers.
He added : “We acknowledge that you have done so much in championing the cause for better wages for Dockworkers, Seafarers and other labour components in the maritime sector. We urge you to continue your stakeholders’ engagement in achieving implementation of international labour laws to achieve better welfare in consonance with international best practices for workers in the maritime sector”.
More so, the DG assured that the Agency would complete the renovation of the headquarters of the Union, in order to give them a befitting habitation.
On his part, Comrade Adeyanju expressed the gratitude of the Union to the Management of NIMASA and assured that they will continue to work closely with various stakeholders in the sector to ensure continuous progress.
He also urged Terminal Operators, Government Agencies and other major maritime players to emulate NIMASA in the discharge of their CSR Projects.
The MWUN President General, who is also the National Vice President of Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), commended the leadership of NIMASA under Dr Jamoh, urging the Federal Government to consider a second tenure based on performance.
His assertions : “We will continue to play the role of stabilising the sector. The era of confrontation in the maritime sector is gone, as we have embraced dialogue, which has ensured sustained peace and harmony. The leadership of NIMASA under Bashir Jamoh has excelled in staff welfare, regular staff promotion and attending to the needs of stakeholders.
“Based on performance, Jamoh deserves a second term in office. His achievements speak volumes. You made dialogue a way of life here at NIMASA and resolving labour related issues have been seamless under your leadership. We have had good DG’s in the past, but Jamoh is exceptional. We have been watching you and we know you have the track record of fulfilling your promises.
“We charge you to continue as the Union will continue to support the humanitarian policies of your Management”.
The Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh OFR (Right); presenting the key of 16-seater Bus to the President General of MWUN, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju as part of the Agencies Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at the headquarters of the Agency in Lagos.
R-L: Director General of NIMASA, Dr Bashir Jamoh, OFR; Head, Financial Services of NIMASA, Mr. Abdullahi Mustapha; Executive Director, Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services, Engr. Victor Ochei; Head, Maritime Labour Dept. Mr. Aliyu Lawan; and Comrade Adeyanju; during the presentation of keys to 16-Seater Bus and Hilux vehicle at the headquarters of NIMASA in Lagos.