The national headquarters of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria, (MWUN) has formerly inaugurated two units in Port Harcourt Port.
They are frozen Fish Transport unit and the Rivers Port Haulage unit, who have been re-unionised and merged into Port Harcourt District of Dockworkers Branch of Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria.
Speaking during the event National Organising Secretary, MWUN, Comrade Abdulahi Oroje, said that the inauguration was informed based the report of the committee set up by the federal government to trim down the multiple associations and agencies operating in the ports legally or illegally.
According to him, it was therefore recommended that all associations related to transportation of general goods in the nation’s seaports should belong to the Maritime Workers Union, adding that, it was on that premise the national body came to inaugurate those units in the Eastern Ports of Onne and Port Harcourt.
Comrade Oroje, said that the union has made tremendous break through in sending its members to Durban in South Africa for leadership training to improve their leadership qualities and capabilities as part of human capacity building.
He urged the newly inaugurated units to join hands in building the nation’s economy by engaging in genuine ventures that are profitable and beneficial to the lives of the people and the country’s economic growth.
Speaking to The Tide shortly after chairman of the Frozen fish handler/Haulage transport, Comrade Emma Fynface expressed joy over their inauguration and assured to work assiduously to ensure that they live and operate within the limits of the Maritime constitution, as well as maintain an effective and efficient safe service delivery culture.