Posted on: July 14th, 2014 by Zircon Marine No Comments

The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has issued a 14-day ultimatum to the federal government to evacuate all petrol tankers and other heavy duty vehicles along the access roads to the seaports, failing which all ports operations nationwide will be shut down. The maritime workers’ threat is coming on the heels of assertion by the Chairman, Seaport Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN), Princess Vicky Haastrup, that the gridlock in Apapa is taking toll on operation at the Lagos Port Complex (LPC), Apapa and the Tin Can Island Port Complex (TCIPC).

The union, in a petition to the federal government through the Minister of Transport, Sen. Idris Umar, also demanded the relocation of all the tank farms and rehabilitation of all the access roads to the seaports within the next 14 days for industrial peace to reign in the ports.
In the petition dated July 9, 2014, MWUN, through its Secretary General, Aham Ubani, lamented that incessant gridlock on the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway had practically shut down all economic and other activities on the Oshodi-Apapa axis besides inflicting untold hardships on residents and those whose businesses are located in the environs.

 

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