Apapa Gridlock, Maritime workers set to embark on a nationwide strike
President General of Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria, MWUN, Adewale Adeyanju, has on Thursday disclosed the unions decision to embark on a nationwide strike over Apapa gridlock, if nothing is done to reduce the traffic gridlock.
Adeyanju, who made the disclosure frowned at the slow pace of reconstruction works on Apapa Oshodi Expressway that leads to the Tin Can Island and Apapa Ports in Lagos, stressing that if nothing is done to reduce the traffic, the union would have no option but to withdraw members from the ports and begin a nationwide strike.
The union according to Vanguard threatened that it would be forced to declare industrial action against shipping companies operating in Nigeria for failing to provide holding bays for their empty containers despite interventions by the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA.
Lamenting on the poor state of the roads, Adeyanju said that the Federal Government had agreed to embark on the reconstruction of Apapa Oshodi Expressway, noting that the slow pace of works have caused untold hardship to residents and users of the road.
Adeyanju lamented that many Nigerians had lost their lives due to the failed road and slow pace of the works by the contractor who appeared unconcerned about the loss of valuable lives on the road as well as untold hardship its slow pace of works have caused Nigerians.