Maritime Union Seeks Security At nation’s Ports To Curb Cargo Theft




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Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN)

By Esenvosa Izah

Lagos – Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has called on agencies put in place tackle and broaching of cargoes in sea ports by some miscreants.

The union made the call on Monday in Lagos following reports of alleged pilfering, stealing and broaching of cargoes in the ports by some scoundrels.

Mr Felix Akingboye, the union’s General Secretary in a statement said that bio-metric Identity card had not been issued dockworkers in spite of repeated demands by the union.

Akingboye said that issuing of identity card would distinguish the core dockworkers from the miscreants that daily troop into the pool.

“Recently, the social media was awash with reports of stealing and broaching of cargoes in the sea ports by some miscreants.

“Pilfering, stealing and broaching of cargoes are criminal act. No discipline and organisation should condone.

“The union, being a disciplined and one has zero tolerance for any form of criminality as its constitution loathes same,’’ the union scribe said.

He said that the present dockworkers were refined individuals who would not risk their robust terminal benefits by engaging in broaching of cargoes.

“They know the sanctions that await any authentic dockworker caught in any criminal act,” he said.

The secretary urged the security agencies sanction anyone caught in criminal act, noting that such a person would not be spared.