The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has donated a 16-seater bus and one Toyota Hilux truck to the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN).
According to a statement issued by NIMASA on Tuesday, the two vehicles were donated to the union as part of the agency’s corporate social responsibility.
At the handover ceremony of the vehicles, the Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh and the President-General of MWUN, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju, were said to have restated their commitment to continuous engagement to maintain industrial harmony in the maritime sector.
Jamoh applauded the union for adopting dialogue in ensuring and maintaining peace in the maritime sector.
“In the past few years, the maritime industry has experienced relative peace and harmony, which has been made possible through the instrumentality of the leadership of MWUN. NIMASA is committed to ensuring the union is equipped with adequate facilities needed to perform their duties judiciously,” Jamoh said while charging the union to continue to support the policies and instruments of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) towards ensuring better welfare and decent work for the seafarers.
“We acknowledge that you have done so much in championing the cause for better wages for dockworkers, seafarers and other labour components in the maritime sector. We urge you to continue your stakeholders engagement in achieving implementation of international labour laws to achieve better welfare in consonance with international best practices for workers in the maritime sector,” he said.
Jamoh said NIMASA would complete the renovation of the union’s headquarters in order to give union officials “a befitting habitation”.
On his part, Comrade Adeyanju expressed the gratitude of the union to the management of NIMASA.
He assured that the union would continue to work closely with the various stakeholders in the maritime sector to ensure continuous progress.
He also urged other major maritime players to emulate NIMASA in the discharge of their CSR projects.
Source: Ships & Ports