asked the regulatory agencies in the sector to always involve their union in
stakeholders’ meeting to avert strife over welfare issues.
of Nigeria, said the Nigerian Ports Authority, Nigerian Shippers’ Council and
Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) should carry them
along in decision making.
Tony Nted, made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria
(NAN) in Lagos.
between the union and the regulatory agencies because they were not being
carried along in stakeholders meetings where industry issues were discussed.
major stakeholder by reason of its role in the various sub-sectors of the
industry, but was being left behind at moments when it should be heard.
what is happening in the maritime industry because these stakeholders will
organise meetings and not involve the union.
meetings, they will not involve the union; NIMASA will have meetings they will
not involve the union and the Shippers’ Council too.
invite for such meetings or because is it because the union always tells the
truth and is dogged?
because talk about the industry, we are the major stakeholders and we have
responsibility to Nigerians as we are today,’’ Nted said.
bring to the discussion table that could serve as required solutions to many
their meetings, we have ideas we will bring to the table.
their meetings, and with the ideas we bring to the table, most of what is
happening today may not happen,’’ he said.
life, a sense of belonging would only be felt when given opportunity to sit at
the discussion table where the issues concern you.