The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria has rejected the proposed Ports and Harbours Bill, citing concerns that it will hamper the development of the maritime sector.
MWUN President-General Adewale Adeyanju said this on Wednesday in Lagos while speaking at the unveiling of the union’s quarterly magazine titled ‘The Maritime Labor Voice’.
PUNCH reports that members of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria and the Association of Senior Staff in Statutory and Government Owned Companies have opposed the National Assembly’s decision to reconsider the Ports and Ports Act.
According to Adeyanju, Nigeria is a maritime country endowed with valuable water resources that contribute immensely to the socio-economic development of the country’s economy in terms of food, mineral resources and maritime transportation.
He said the main objective of the magazine is to promote a harmonious working environment that will stimulate industrial peace.
He added that the magazine would represent the voice of the voiceless and showcase alternative voices when necessary.
“MWUN also expresses gratitude to the leadership of all agencies in the maritime sector and our many stakeholders for diligently ensuring sustainable regulations and standards that promote the safety, efficiency and excellent administration of port operations across the country,” he said.
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