Diversification: Union to export drinkable water to UAE, others

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Diversification: Union to export drinkable water to UAE, others
Segun Oladipupo     |      

Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has concluded plans to commence exportation of drinkable water to the Middle East.

Insider source disclosed to journalists that the union had concluded moves to begin exportation of drinkable water to countries like Qatar, Iraq ,Iran and United Arab Emirates (UAE) .

The union said in a recent chat it had registered a company with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), as part of efforts to boost its earnings.

The source further explained that the think tank team of MWUN conducted an holistic research survey on what to export before its final decision on the exportation of potable water.

Such countries, according to him, depended largely on imported water and that the union had affirmed its determination to engage both the public and private sectors from the countries.

“We discovered that drinkable water in the Arab world is an essential commodity and the why we keyed in and looking towards that direction to export such item to those countries.

“There are commodities that would like to export but we have concluded plans to commence exportation of drinkable water “,he added.

Recall that the President General of the union, Comrade Abdulwaheed Adeyanju had at a function hinted that the union would diversify to boost the resources of the union.

He added that the check off dues collected by the union was not enough to sustain it adding that other unions have taken similar steps to augment their incomes.

According to him, unions like Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and others are some of the organisations that have ventured into projects yielding dividends for members adding that WMUN has what it takes to be part of such success stories.

The Union boss who also doubles a a member of Trustee of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), said that the union would diversify into businesses that would boost the welfare of members.

“Its all about continuity because my past leader laid the foundation for us and we are trying to improve on it .

We felt we should going a venture that will help members of the union and I believe we have not violate the Nigerian constitution by registering a company.

“If look at activities of other unions ,you will agree with me that they don’t believe in the check off dues alone.

”Look at NUPENG, they are into hospitality business, same goes to NUT, Food and Beverages Unions etc ; and these people believed that the maritime sector is an industry where milk,honey, and hard currencies are there,” he said

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