Lagos ports, others shut as NLC begins warning strike

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Activities at the Apapa and Tin-Can Island ports, both in Lagos, were paralysed on Tuesday paralysed 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.

SHIPS & PORTS correspondents, who went round the seaports in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Onne, Warri and Calabar observed that the ports were grounded in compliance with the NLC directive.

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 also the Deputy President of NLC, told SHIPS & PORTS that “no cargo evacuation process is taking place at all the ports in the country”.

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