Agents end strike at Apapa port

As predicted by SHIPS & PORTS DAILY yesterday, clearing agents under the umbrella of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF), the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) and the National Council of Managing Directors of Licensed Customs Agents (NCMDLCA) with support from the Association of Maritime Truck Owners (AMATO) who embarked on a strike action on Monday 3rd November 2014 at the nation’s major seaport, the Lagos Port Complex (LPC), Apapa over alleged high charges at the port have formally called off their strike.

The strike action had started wobbling by Thursday when NAGAFF Founder, Dr. Boniface Aniebonam threatened to withdraw his members from the protracted action if not called off by yesterday.

AMATO Chairman, Chief Remi Ogungbemi also said that his men had participated in the strike long enough and would return to work on Friday evening.

The striking agents eventually dropped their hard stance yesterday evening and signed an agreement with APM Terminals Apapa to end the action which had led to a loss of at least N60 billion by the federal government, the port operator and port users over a 12-day period.

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