By Kenneth Jukpor
The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) and its leadership have dismissed the misconception making the rounds with regards to the relationship between the Union-MWUN and the Nigeria Shippers Council (NSC) purportedly reported as sour.
According to a press statement issued by the President General of MWUN, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju yesterday, the union had been reliably informed of certain misconception making the rounds about an alleged fracas between itself and the NSC.
“We want to state that the above position is far from true as indeed, the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria and the Nigeria Shippers Council have and enjoy a very cordial working relationship. As part of this synergy the leadership of MWUN and NSC met as recent as Wednesday December 15th 2021 at the NSC headquarters to deliberate on issues that will be of mutual benefit to our members and other port users.”
“As a union reputed for dialogue and openness, we have a history of good working relationship with the past administration of the NSC which we do not intend to change.”
“In this wise we reiterate our enormous respect and regard for the NSC’s Executive Secretary, Hon. (Barr.) Emmanuel Lyambee Jime and affirm our resolve as usual to continue our collaboration and support for this NSC administration with the view of taking the industry to loftier heights.We hope this put to rest, speculations by the general public that MWUN and NSC have a frayed relationship,” the statement read.