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Strike: NIMASA restates commitment to dockworkers’ welfare

DG NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside addressing striking dockworkers on Friday in Lagos.

The Director General of the Nigerian
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.

Peterside made this known while addressing
protesting Dockworkers from the ENL Terminal at the NIMASA headquarters in
Lagos on Friday.
A statement by the Head, Public Relations
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
appointment letters.
said they were only recently issued the letters after they made their
grievances known to the ENL Management.
He also appealed to the director general
to intervene on the issue of their terminal benefits in order to avoid chaos in
the Ports.
Peterside thanked the dockworkers for
being orderly and peaceful in their demands.
He said that since the Agency regulates
maritime labour practices in the country, he would do everything legal within
his powers to ensure that their grievances were adequately addressed.
 “A labourer is worthy of his rewards, in this regard
we shall ensure that no dockworker in all the Seaports in Nigeria is
the NIMASA DG said.
Peterside charged the dockworkers to
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.
Worthy of note, is that NIMASA is
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. 

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