Apapa port, others shut as maritime workers begin strike
As early as 6:00 a.m., the gates leading into Nigeria’s busiest port, Apapa and Tin-Can ports were shut and all vehicular movement restricted. At about 8:45 a.m., the seaport workers softened their stance and allowed only private vehicles into the ports, barring all container trucks from entering into the ports
President General of MWUN, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju explained that private vehicles were later allowed into the ports because of the nature of port business. Earlier on Tuesday evening, shortly after meeting with all arms of the association including the Dockworkers branch and NPA branch, President General of the MWUN,
Comrade Adewale Adeyanju, addressing the press explained that the association has decided to down tool following the refusal of the International Oil Companies (IOC) to pay all outstanding stevedoring entitlements to its members.