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MWUN applauds NPA for attracting investment to Nigerian ports as new terminal operator emerges in Onne.


Segun Oladipupo

The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has echoed the need for investors to key into the vast resources of the Eastern ports to encourage maritime operations in the region and to reduce the enormous pressure on the Lagos ports.

The group also stated that utilisation of the Eastern ports would help boost business and the supply chain channels of the ports as well as to shore up trade and commerce.

President General of the union, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju, who made the submission on Tuesday during a meeting with management of Onne Multi-purpose Terminal in Lagos, lauded the efforts of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) in attracting investments and development in the port infrastructure of the nation, especially the seemingly neglected Eastern ports.

In a statement, the union held a strategic meeting with  management of Onne Multi Purpose Terminal.

The Meeting was said to be aimed at drawing up a blue print for increasing terminal activities in onne port and invariably boosting business and the supply chain channels of the Eastern ports region.

Primarily, the meeting was to also shore up trade and commerce and even more importantly, commence negotiation of a collective bargaining agreement that will guide conduct and earnings of our employees – dock workers in their terminal while guaranteeing proper standards of their welfare.

Receiving the Onne Multipurpose team in his Office, the President General ,  commended Mr. Jacob Christian Gulmann, Managing Director, Mr. Sokeipirim Bob – Manuel, HR Manager and Mr. Daniel Odibe, Head, Government relations and Commercial, for the investment put in place to benefit Nigerians and create more employment.

Comrade Adewale Adeyanju, further assured management of the union’s support while encouraging the terminal to put in place the right work environment for the labour force.

The MWUN boss also called on other prospective investors to key into the vast resources of the eastern ports and invest.

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