The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has called charged the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) and the Lagos State Cargo and Transport Committee (LASTCOC) to end the crisis that ensued between them at the Tin-Can Island Port, where some hoodlums attacked truck drivers.
The Chairman Project Implementation Committee, Apapa Port Manager Mr Charles Okaga, and Mr Sylvester Egede the Tin-Can Island Port Port Manager, facilitated the meeting between the parties involved.
The MWUN delegation to the meeting was led by the President General, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju while LASTCOC was led by its Chairman, Alhaji Lukman Shittu Zangalo.
Speaking at the meeting, Chief Remi Ogungbemi, the grand patron of Nexus Association of Maritime Transport Operators (NAMTOP) called for peace and restraint so as not to disrupt the peace of the port.
He urged parties to avoid making inflammatory statements that might fuel the ember of confrontation in the industry
Mr. Charles Okaga and Sylvester Egede advised both parties to embrace peace and eschew any conduct that may likely disrupt the peace, operations, business and security in the port environment.
Both parties thanked the Apapa/Tincan Ports Managers, settled for peace, exchanged pleasantries and agree to work together to promote peace and traffic sanity for trade facilitation and seamless evacuation of cargoes from Ports.
Similar crisis situation had been experienced along the Tin-Can Island Port corridor in the past.
Credit: DailyTrend News