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Seaports Union Orders Shutdown from Dec. 7

The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has directed its members nationwide to shutdown ports operations and begin a three-day warning strike from Monday, December 7.

In a communiqué issued by the union’s President-General and Secretary-General, Comrade Adeyanju Adewale and Felix Akingboye, and Members, the union expressed concern over the deplorable state of access roads to Apapa and Tin Can Island ports, which have claimed several lives and caused incalculable man-hour loss among other dangers, as a result of unending gridlock.

The communique read “The National Executive Council in-session wishes to draw the Federal Government’s attention, once again, to the deplorable state of the access roads to the Lagos seaports, and the dangers this pose to lives and properties.”

“To avoid the continuous and unnecessary deaths, as well as loss of man-hour on the failed roads, the NEC in-session hereby calls on the Federal Government and the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to urgently fix the access roads and make them motorable”

“The NEC in-session unanimously approves the Central Working Committee’s (CWC) recommendation that the union proceeds on a three-day warning strike to bring to the public space our disappointment over the total neglect of the access roads to Lagos ports by successive administrations, and the urgent need for government to repair the roads…….”

“At the end of the three-day warning strike, government’s response will determine our next line of action.”

Adewale said the three-day warning strike would be total.



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