Two days warning strike: Billions of Naira lost, grounds ports activities

The nation’s pulse bleeds for the two days the warning strike by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) lasted at the sea ports in the coastal areas of Nigeria as billions of naira were lost in revenue and business activities.

Mostly affected were the Nigeria’s premier ports of Apapa and Tin-Can Island in Lagos, Onne, Warri and Calabar alongside jetties, terminals and oil and gas platforms across the country.

Our correspondent who visited the ports in Lagos reports that there were no activities in the terminals in Apapa and Tin-Can where the bulk of operations take place in the country’s maritime sector.

The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) had warned that the locations will be shut down following directive by the NLC to drive home it demands from the Federal government.

Head of Media, MWUN, Comrade John Kennedy Ikemefuna in an electronic statement had hinted that the action is in compliance with the 2-days warning strike as directed by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC)

“The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) under the leadership of Comrade (Prince) Dr. Adewale Adeyanju is in notice of a communique of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) directing all its affiliates to embark on a TWO-DAY nationwide strike of a total shutdown scheduled for Tuesday, 5th September and Wednesday 6th September, 2023.