The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) on Friday said that the Federal Government had directed the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to pay salaries and allowances of dockworkers.
The President of MWUN, Tony Nted, told reporters in Lagos that government through the Ministry of Transport had written to the NPA management to pay the workers.
He said that payment of the entitlements was the only way to avert dockworkers strike.
Nted cited a letter to NPA’s managing director, dated Aug. 4 and signed by S. U. Galadanchi, Director (Maritime Services) directing the NPA to pay the workers.
He said the letter warned on the implication of making workers to shut down the ports.
MWUN had threatened to shut the nation’s ports from Aug. 6 over unpaid wages to dock workers.
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