In view of the unprecedented peace enjoyed in the port environment owing to the efforts of the President General of the Maritime Workers’Union of Nigeria (MWUN), Prince Adewale Adeyanju, stakeholders have stated the need for workers to return him for second term in office.
Recall that the era of thuggery and incessant disruption by the port labour is now a thing of the past as the present leadership has said that the time of unionism by banging the table is over.
Comrade Adewale Adeyanju at several fora has stated clearly that he would never be a party to disruption of activities in the port except such is unavoidable but would prefer to resolve labour matters through negotiations.
Note that the first four year term of the PG will terminate early next year during when a fresh election would be conducted to usher in new set of leaders or retain the present ones.
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The Managing Director, Micura Service Limited, Chief Michael Ubogu, in a chat with our correspondent recently, said that the incumbent MWUN PG has brought in so much sanity that he deserved a second term.
Ubogu adduced the current peace enjoyed in the port to the leadership of the Union led by Adeyanju.
He described the labour leader as a detribalised and easily forgiving individual who seeks peace with all in his daily relationship with his subordinates.
“First and foremost, he has a right to re-contest as an individual for a second term depending on his constituency and if they feel he has done well .
“He has very legal right to contest ; then coming back to me as a stakeholder, I think he is someone who is highly de-tribalised , with a spirit of forgiveness and these two qualities alone are enough for a second term.
“There is a peaceful atmosphere in port operations in the last four years and he has been able to opt for peaceful negotiation and stability in the port”.
Ubogu stressed that the union boss was able to add value to modern day dockworker, adding that leadership should be a continues process.
“Truly, I don’t know where to start from but Comrade Adeyanju has transformed the union to enviable height and I think a yes yes for him to come back as President General of union.
Asked to substantiate his claim, he said an average dockworker now has an improved welfare package.
“What about the transformation of the national secretariat, what the peace alone that coexist in the ports nationwide. The list is endless”,he highlighted.
Also speaking, Acting Secretary General, Nigeria Merchant Navy Officers and Water Transport Senior Staff Association, Comrade John Okpono Aleakhue described the incumbent MWUN boss as a core professional who deserved an automatic second tenure.
Aleakhue stated that MWUN under Comrade Adeyanju, had a robust working relationships in addressing issues bothering on labour matters in close to four years.
Aleakhue reiterated that Comrade Adeyanju’s engagement with stakeholders has been cordial in the last three and half years, adding that “Next level or second term for me is a yes. He deserves to be re-elected no doubt”.
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