Citing national economic interest, the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) has said that it would pull out of the ongoing strike action by agents at the Lagos Port Complex (LPC), Apapa if an amicable solution to the crisis is not reached today.
NAGAFF Founder, Dr. Boniface Aniebonam stated this in a message he sent to leaders of NAGAFF, the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), the National Council of Managing Directors of Licensed Customs Agents (NCMDLCA) and the Association of Maritime Truck Owners (AMATO).
“As the founder of NAGAFF, it shall be my directive to the management team of NAGAFF and the board to call off the strike after signing the relief package with APMT before the CP Ports today. Anything to the contrary shall lead to the withdrawal of NAGAFF from the strike action except such a strike is for all entry points to attain the desired expectations of concessioned port services.
“This can only be supported by NAGAFF after all options for amicable resolutions may have failed.
“The need for equity and justice to all may not to be over-emphasised moreso that APMT is a foreign investor in nigeria.
“It is our duty as Nigerians to ensure that investors in our country are duly encouraged and protected,” Aniebonam’s message which was made available to SHIPS & PORTS DAILY read in part.
Aniebonam asked the striking agents to end their action in the interest of the national economy.
He also said that it was wrong for the striking agents to single out APM Terminals Apapa as their target among all the terminal operators.
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