Jamoh instrumental to Maritime industrial harmon -.Adeyanju

The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Bashir Jamoh, Tuesday restated the commitment of the Agency to the mental health of Seafarers. Dr. Jamoh, during a working visit by President General, Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju, commended the Union for fostering industrial harmony in the Nigerian maritime sector.

In his words “We have witnessed more dialogue in resolving issues under your tenure and improved employer-employee relationship within the maritime sector.  We need to sustain the industrial harmony in this sector, to attain in-country confidence amongst stakeholders and ultimately attract FDI to the country. We at NIMASA will encourage projects like the Seafarers Recreational Centre because it will enhance seafarers’ mental, emotional and social well-being, amongst other benefits”.

On his part, Comrade Adeyanju highlighted that the Collective Bargaining Agreement facilitated by NIMASA is largely responsible for the ease with which employee-employer dialogue now takes place in the maritime sector.

“Dr. Jamoh has been very instrumental in ensuring industrial harmony within the maritime sector. He seeks dialogue anytime we issue ultimatum. His pro-activeness has contributed significantly to the outstanding performance of the current NIMASA Administration, we are very proud of him. Unionism is now scientific, with the use of data analysis to arrive at our position on any issue, and we prefer dialogue to confrontation and it has worked for us over the years. The Collective Bargaining Agreement implemented by NIMASA, has made things very easy and transparent,” he said.