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Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria against tankers

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Staff writer ▼ | July 14, 2014
The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) issued a 14-day ultimatum to the Federal Government of Nigeria to evacuate all petrol tankers and other heavy duty vehicles along the access roads to the sea ports, or all ports operations nationwide will be shut.
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Tankers NigeriaThe Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) issued a 14-day ultimatum to the Federal Government of Nigeria to evacuate all petrol tankers and other heavy duty vehicles along the access roads to the sea ports, or all ports operations nationwide will be shut.


The Union’s petition reads: "We observe with dismay that petrol tankers and trailers have permanently taken over the access roads to our Sea Ports; Apapa and Tin Can Island Ports in particular. The resultant gridlock caused by the indiscriminate parking of the petrol tankers and trailers that daily load petrol from the tank farms along the access roads to the Sea Ports have made movement of people and goods in and out of our Sea Ports and work places within the Apapa Industrial/Commercial area impossible.

"The deep pot holes along the roads which are better described as gullies have now turned death traps and is another contributory factor to the unprecedented gridlock that daily occur on the roads.

"The utter neglect of the access roads has not only compromised the efficiency and service delivery of the Ports due to the huge loss of man hours incurred daily on the roads, but has no doubt impacted negatively on the National Economy.

"We have repeatedly called on government to relocate the Tank Farms along the Tin Can and Apapa Ports access roads for both safety of lives, properties and economic reasons. However, in spite of the assurance given that the tank farms would be relocated; we are surprised that till date, nothing has been done."


 

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