of Nigeria (MWUN) on Monday gave terminal operators a 21-day ultimatum to
comply with safety standards or the union would resort to picketing.
Mr Adewale Adeyanju, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency
of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
claimed the life of a dockworker, Mr Samson Oheha.
moving vessel fell a reel of paper from an anchored vessel on which he and
others were off-loading.
where the incident occurred- Five Star Logistics Ltd. – deposited the corpse in
a morgue after a police report.
accident, the situation would not have resulted to death if there were standard
safety measures in place by the terminal operator.
letters to all terminal operators and stevedoring companies on the need for
with the standard safety requirements for dockworkers to carry out their duties
the terminal operators, including the stevedoring contractors, that before they
engage the service of any dockworker, he must be well-kitted.
compliant in terms of safety, others are not.
sure that they comply with the safety measures.
in very safe environment, while measures are put in place to avoid fatalities
–should there be an accident,” Adeyanju said.
processed for payment.
late dockworker was among other workers that had yet to be paid their
eight-month salaries by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).
incident, the General Manager Operations, Capt. John John, said he was not in a
position to speak on the issue.