The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has said that it will not allow the sudden implementation of the new tariff on imported vehicles by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to stand.
Speaking with journalists on the sidelines of the Union’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held on Friday in Lagos, President General of the Union, Comrade Anthony Nted, said that as long as the local automotive industry is yet to stand on its feet, the union will resist its implementation.
“We heard that the implementation is going to take place by July but we heard that Customs has started the implementation. I don’t know how it works. We will find out if that is true, the Maritime Workers Union will do everything we can to resist that policy. The best thing we do to draw the attention of the government to these policies that are inimical to the existence of the Nigerian people is for us to call our workers out of service after every option has failed,” Nted said.