Ports operations to go on amidst strike – Workers’ union

The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) Monday disclosed it will join the planned 2-day nationwide protests by the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC).

However, President-General of MWUN, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju explained that the protests will not affect any port operations affirming that “we will be joining the nationwide protests by the NLC tomorrow, but it won’t affect port operations.

“We will just select some of our members to come and show solidarity. We won’t be shutting down port operations,”

MWUN Head of Media, Comrade John Kennedy Ikemefuna in an electronic statement made available to journalists on Monday said the union will join the NLC strike as an affiliate group of the Congress.

It said: “The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), under the leadership of Comrade (Prince) Dr Adewale Adeyanju, will join the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) 2-Day Nationwide Protest holding on the 27–28th (Tuesday and Wednesday) of February 2024, as directed by the Congress after its NEC-in-Session rose from a meeting held today, Monday, February 2024, in Abuja, directing all its affiliate members across the nation to strictly comply.

“The protest is coming on the backdrop of the federal government’s refusal to honour the “October 2, 2023, agreement signed with Congress.