Labour rejects Ports and Harbour Bill
Written by News Desk on November 6, 2023
The unions in the nation’s Maritime industry, the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria, MWUN, and the Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporations and Government Owned Companies, the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, branch, have rejected the Ports and Harbour Bill at the National Assembly, seeking to repeal the Act that sets up the NPA.
They warned that the Bill if passed into law as being proposed, would among others threaten the nation’s security, and economy and render many Nigerians, including NPA employees jobless.
At a joint briefing in Lagos, the unions presidents, President- Prince Adeyanju and his NPA counterpart, Akinola Bodunde, claimed that the Bill that was rejected and thrown away by the 8th National Assembly was being sneak-in for the legislation through the back door by some individuals.
They called on Nigerians to rise against the Bill aimed at appropriating and handing over national patrimony to a few individuals.