… As Agency Donates Vehicles to Union, Pledges Renovation of Headquarters
The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has implored the Federal Government to consider the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) for a second tenure , on the basis of his performance and achievements in office.
The MWUN President General, who is also the National Vice President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) , Comrade Adeyanju made the plea at an event in Lagos yesterday , where NIMASA handed over a 16-seater bus and one Hilux, to the Union, as part of the Agency’s Corporate Social Responsibility.
While speaking at the ceremony , Adeyanju said the leadership of NIMASA under Bashir Jamoh has excelled in staff welfare, regular staff promotion, and attending to the needs of stakeholders, adding that , based on Jamoh’s contributions , and track records, he deserves a second tenure in office.
‘’ You made dialogue a way of life here at NIMASA and resolving labour related issues have been seamless under your leadership. We have had good DG’s in the past, but Jamoh is exceptional
‘’ We have been watching you and we know you have the track record of fulfilling your promises; we charge you to continue as the union will continue to support the humanitarian policies of your Management”, Adeyanju said.
Comrade Adeyanju expressed the gratitude of the union to the Management of NIMASA, and assured that they will continue to work closely with the various stakeholders in the sector to ensure continuous progress. He also urged Terminal Operators, Government Agencies and other major maritime players to emulate NIMASA in the discharge of their CSR projects.
He pledged that MWUN will continue to play the role of stabilizing the sector, adding that the era of confrontation in the maritime sector is gone, as the Union has embraced dialogue, which has ensured sustained peace and harmony in the maritime labour industry.
Earlier, in his speech, Dr Jamoh had applauded the union for adopting dialogue in ensuring and maintaining peace in the maritime sector, which he said has aided the peace and industrial harmony witnessed in the sector leading to the successes recorded.
In his words “In the past few years, the maritime industry has experienced relative peace and harmony, which has been made possible through the instrumentality of the leadership of MWUN. NIMASA is committed to ensuring the union is equipped with adequate facilities needed to perform their duties judiciously”.
He also charged the Union to continue to support the policies and instruments of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), towards ensuring a better welfare and decent work for the seafarers.
“We acknowledge that you have done so much in championing the cause for better wages for Dockworkers, Seafarers and other labour components in the maritime sector. We urge you to continue your stakeholders’ engagement in achieving implementation of international labour laws to achieve better welfare in consonance with international best practices for workers in the maritime sector”.
The DG assured that the Agency would complete the renovation of the headquarters of the Union in order to make the building a befitting habitation.