Shippers’ Council seek NARTO, MWUN collaboration for sanity at port
Shippers' Council seek NARTO, MWUN collaboration for sanity at port
The Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), the lead agency for Port Standing Task Team (PSTT) has sought synergy with 5hw National Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) and Maritime Workers’Union of Nigeria (MWUN) clear the port corridors of extraneous materials.
The Coordinator General of the team, Mr. Moses Fadipe said that for the ports corridors to be freed, the team needed to work with the two bodies.
Rakiya Dhikru-Yagboyaju, Head, Public Relations of NSC states this in a statement yesterday.
Moses Fadipe said this during a meeting held at the Nigerian Shippers’ council headquarters in Lagos. He said that the illegalities on the port corridors are being tackled as a lot of state and non-state actors are currently being profiled.
He disclosed that some persons pose as NARTO workers to extort money on the port corridors.
In his response, the Executive Secretary, NARTO, Mr. Ogbogo Aloga, said anyone collecting money on the port corridors is involved in an illegal act. He appealed to the PSTT to address illegalities along Mile 2, Tin Can and Liverpool.
NARTO President, Yusuf Lawal said there is need for collaboration amongst all agencies working in the ports.
He further stated that the transport sector of the maritime industry is currently going through a tough time.
Also, speaking at the meeting, the President-General of Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), Comrade Adewale Adeyanju, expressed the readiness of the Union to support the team to ensure successful curbing of illegalities at the port.
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