MWUN urges FG to extend concession agreement of Ports & Cargo

L-r: John Jenkins, Managing Director of Ports & Cargo, Adekunle Oyinloye, Group Managing Director of SIFAX Group, Hajia Ali Ibrahim, Assistant General Manager Operations of NPA who represented NPA MD, Hadiza Bala Usman, and Adewale Adeyanju during the commissioning by NPA MD at Terminal C, Tin Can Island Port, Lagos, Nigeria

In appreciation of huge investment in cargo handling equipment and excellent cargo delivery being offered by Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited at terminal C of Tin Can Island Port, Lagos, the President General of Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), Comrade Adewale Adeyanju has urged the Federal Government to extend its concession agreement by at least 30 years.

Comrade Adewale Adeyanju stated this yesterday at the commissioning of the new cargo handling equipment acquired by Sifax Group for Ports & Cargo in Lagos.

Challenging other terminal operators to take a cue from Sifax Group, Adeyanju said “The maritime workers Union of Nigeria will continue to support our own indigenous terminal operators; what Ports and Cargo did today has shown that there is efficiency in privatizing the Nigerian seaports.

“When your child is good, you need to applaud him, Sifax has started very well and we pray that they are going to end it well.

“We clamour for their extension because of the good innovations they have brought into terminal operations, and I will like the other terminals too to emulate the good gesture that Ports & Cargo has brought into terminal operations. Any terminal that cannot do the same should resign.

“It is a new dawn in terminal operations for SIFAX Group and I urge the Federal Government to extend the concession agreement of Ports & Cargo by at least thirty to forty years.”

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