Union urges NIMASA to fast track biometric ID cards for dockworkers

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The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has urged the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to hasten up the production of biometric identity cards for dockworkers.

Spokesman of the union, Comrade Oniha Erazua told SHIPS & PORTS that issuance of the identity cards will curb crimes at the seaports. 

“We are calling on NIMASA to provide biometric identity cards to dockworkers hurriedly. This is because the incessant misidentification of people who make their way into the port as dockworkers is becoming an embarrassment.

“Crimes would always be there at the port but identifying perpetrators of such crimes would serve as a deterrent measure. With this, we will not unnecessarily implicate innocent souls,” he said.