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MWUN, NPA renew pacts for efficient port operations

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Segun Oladipupo

Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) and management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on Thursday renewed a synergy for seamless working relationship between the duo as the President General (PG) of MWUN, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju visited the Port Manager, Tin Can Island Port Complex (TCIPC) of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Buba Jubril in his office

The visit, which was basically on labour matters, is intended to further cement a cordial relationship between the two parties for smooth port Operations in Tincan.

Speaking with our correspondent, the Port Manager, Buba Jubril thanked the PG for the the scientific approach with which he handled labour matters in the port.

He added that the Adeyanju leadership style engendered the peace enjoyed in the port today which he said was a departure from what obtained in the past.

His words, “Myself and the President General MWUN have come a long way in the industry.

“I have known him for over 33 years and that will tell you that he is my friend and a friend to the management of the NPA,” he submitted.

Recall that Adeyanju has always advocated round table approach to labour matters in the port, saying there is no gain in disruption of port activities over resolvable issues all the time.

Adeyanju has always stood for commitment to industrial peace and harmony at the seaports.

He maintains that this is key to maintaining efficient port operations, noting that the union had changed the narrative from being tagged as hooligans to a more responsible and civil Institution in the maritime industry.

He said the union and some terminal operators have good working relationship over the years, noting that the management of NPA is not an exception.

Adeyanju also congratulated the Port Manager on his recent appointment by the NPA  management ,adding the union will continue to support him towards ensuring smooth operations at the port.

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