The Maritime Union of Nigeria (MWUN) and the Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) have agreed to work together to further manage the menace on port corridors in Nigeria.
The collaboration is also intended to cater for the welfare of members of both associations as well as engaging security agencies for the betterment of cargo movement in and out of the seaports.
Accordingly, the terms of reference of the collaboration include establishing the presence of both parties in all dry ports, seaports and jetties across the nation.
It is also intended to create drivers/dockworkers’ welfare, revenue generation, protection of members of both organisations and creation of insurance scheme.
Speaking during the inauguration of the committee, President General of the Maritime Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MWUN), Comrade Adewale Adeyanju called on the management committee members to learn from the mistakes of past during previous collaboration among stakeholders and to drive the new initiative to success.
He also charged both organisations to be focused and utilise the opportunity judiciously for maximum benefits of the members.
National President of NARTO, Alhaji Yusuf Lawal Othman expressed delight over the partnership while expressing confidence in the success of the venture.
He also challenged the management committee members to observe due diligence in the course of carrying out their assignments.
The following were selected as the Board of Trustees of the venture: Alhaji Yusuf Lawal Othman, Comrade Prince Adewale Adeyanju, Ibrahim Ohize, Abubakar Bello, Patrick Onyegbulen, Ifeanyi Mazeli.
Others include; Aloga Ogbogo, Kasim Ibrahim, Salami Ganiyu and Ogunyele.
For successful driving of the collaboration, a management committee of twelve members drawn from both organisations was immediately constituted.