– NLC begins warning strike
Lagos — Activities at the Apapa and Tin-Can Island ports and other ports across the country were paralysed on Tuesday following the two-day national warning strike embarked upon by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC.
The union, in a communique released last week, said it decided to embark on the strike to protest the hardship faced by the masses due to the removal of fuel subsidy by the Tinubu administration in June.
Eyewitness account reveals that activities at the seaports in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Onne, Warri and Calabar were grounded in compliance with the NLC directive.
When contacted, the President-General, Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria, MWUN, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju confirmed his union’s “total compliance” with the NLC directive.
Adeyanju, who is doubles as the Deputy President of NLC, also said that “no cargo evacuation process is taking place at all the ports in the country”.
Meanwhile, some truckers have expressed concern over the warning strike saying that since 2001 when NLC started going on strike, nothing positive has come of such actions.
One of the truckers, who did not want his name in print said that the strike action has created unnecessary tension in the land.