Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside has
assured striking dockworkers that the Agency remained committed to upholding
the welfare of all dockworkers at the nation’s Seaports.
protesting Dockworkers from the ENL Terminal at the NIMASA headquarters in
Lagos on Friday.
of NIMASA, Hajia Lami Tumaka, said while briefing the director general on the
reasons for their protest, the spokesman of the workers, Mr Lekan Afolabi said
that they had been working at the ENL terminal for the past 10 years without
said they were only recently issued the letters after they made their
grievances known to the ENL Management.
to intervene on the issue of their terminal benefits in order to avoid chaos in
being orderly and peaceful in their demands.
maritime labour practices in the country, he would do everything legal within
his powers to ensure that their grievances were adequately addressed.
we shall ensure that no dockworker in all the Seaports in Nigeria is
short-changed,” the NIMASA DG said.
continue to be law abiding while the Agency tries to resolve the dispute
through a tripartite meeting with the leadership of the Maritime Workers Union
of Nigeria, ENL Management and NIMASA.
responsible for the welfare of Dockworkers and Seafarers in line with the
International Labour Organisation (ILO) Decent Work Agenda and the MLC 2006
Convention which Nigeria recently ratified.