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Tin Can Road: Union Orders Members To Shut Seaports by Ishilove: 6:44pm On Dec 05, 2020
Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has directed its members nationwide to shut ports operations and begin a three-day warning strike from Monday, December 7, to protest the total take over of the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway by heavy-duty trucks, inflicting untold hardship on other road users.

The union is specifically disenchanted by the deplorable state of the access roads to the Apapa and Tin Can Island ports, which have claimed several lives and caused incalculable man-hour loss among other dangers as a result of unending gridlock.

The three-day warning strike is one of the resolutions of the union’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held in Lagos State.

A communique issued at the end of the meeting, by the President-General and Secretary-General of the union, Comrade Adeyanju Adewale and Felix Akingboye, respectively, among others, said, “The National Executive Council in-session wishes to draw the attention of the Federal Government once again to the deplorable state of the access roads to the Lagos seaports, and the dangers this pose to lives and properties.

“To avoid the continuous and unnecessary deaths as well as a loss of man-hour on the failed roads, the NEC in-session hereby calls on the Federal Government and the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to urgently fix the access roads and make them motorable.

“The NEC in-session unanimously approves the Central Working Committee (CWC) recommendation that the union proceeds on a three-day warning strike to bring to the public space our disappointment over the total neglect of the access roads to Lagos Ports by the successive government and the urgent need for government to repair the roads.”

Speaking more of the planned three-day warning strike, Adewale said the three-day warning strike starting from Monday, December 7, will be total.

“We cannot continue like this. From Second Rainbow to the ports in the last three weeks, it takes not less than five to seven hours to access the ports depending on when you get trapped.

“When you are leaving the ports, you even spend more hours from the ports to the same second rainbow. A lot of innocent lives have been lost, many have been maimed by hoodlums who rob and dispose victims of their belongings.

“At the end of the three-day warning strike, the response of government will determine our next line of action. On daily basis, our members going to work, go through torture to work, and going home after work.

“Many of them do no get home until 12 am or more. The same thing happens to other road users on the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway.

“Many businesses have relocated out of Apapa and its environs to neighbouring countries because of the failed access roads. The implications are huge to the Nigerian economy and employment creation.

“The government must address the condition of the roads and find a lasting solution to the gridlock,” he said.

Adewale said the deplorable state of access roads to Lagos ports leaves a bad taste in the mouth.

It has not only affected businesses but the revenue of the government. We are not talking about the loss of lives, properties, and the health implications of the unending gridlock occasioned by the total take over of the access roads heavy-duty trucks such as containerised trucks, fuel tankers and others.

“Despite our previous calls, we once again, call on the government to see the problem of the access roads to Apapa and Tin Can Island ports complex as an emergency that should be solved and addressed permanently.

“I wish to call on the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing to hasten discussion with NPA, Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and all the shipping companies responsible for the perennial gridlock that has bedevilled the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway with a view to finding a lasting solution to the problem,” Adeyanju added.
https://shipsandports.com.ng/tin-can-road-union-orders-members-to-shut-seaports/

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Re: Tin Can Road: Union Orders Members To Shut Seaports by izzou(m): 6:46pm On Dec 05, 2020
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Corruption is the major reason why those trucks are there

When they have been extorted by endless unions and task forces, Police, Army and the rest, how do you expect such a driver to go and park somewhere else?

Those trucks are not leaving in the next five years. Corruption has come to stay in port activities

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Re: Tin Can Road: Union Orders Members To Shut Seaports by thesicilian: 6:47pm On Dec 05, 2020
They should say why they're really going on strike, it's not because of the Access roads that they've been using like that for ages.
Re: Tin Can Road: Union Orders Members To Shut Seaports by Ishilove: 6:54pm On Dec 05, 2020
thesicilian:
They should say why they're really going on strike, it's not because of the Access roads that they've been using like that for ages.
These days it is crazy and it is affecting business. Imagine truckers charging 650k for a 20ft truck to Ikeja becaus of the congestion

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Re: Tin Can Road: Union Orders Members To Shut Seaports by Ishilove: 6:58pm On Dec 05, 2020
izzou:
grin grin

Corruption is the major reason why those trucks are there

When they have been extorted by endless unions and task forces, Police, Army and the rest, how do you expect such a driver to go and park somewhere else?

Those trucks are not leaving in the next five years. Corruption has come to stay in port activities

The NPA has ordered the temporary suspension of container unstuffing activities at the terminals in order to reduce the congestions, but containers are still being unstuffed there after paying bribes ranging from 70k to 200k to taskforce.

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Re: Tin Can Road: Union Orders Members To Shut Seaports by Liposure: 7:07pm On Dec 05, 2020
Had it been our rail system was working fine all these trucks won't be causing problems on our roads. And by the way wasn't money earmarked for reconstruction and rehabilitation of this road.

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Re: Tin Can Road: Union Orders Members To Shut Seaports by izzou(m): 7:13pm On Dec 05, 2020
Ishilove:

The NPA has ordered the temporary suspension of container unstuffing activities at the terminals in order to reduce the congestions, but containers are still being unstuffed there after paying bribes ranging from 70k to 200k to taskforce.

Exactly.

That's the exact reason I believe they won't leave anytime soon.

Most of these unions and taskforce are just to enrich whoever formed them. I wonder why the people and the government are silent

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Re: Tin Can Road: Union Orders Members To Shut Seaports by Ishilove: 7:25pm On Dec 05, 2020
izzou:


Exactly.

That's the exact reason I believe they won't leave anytime soon.

Most of these unions and taskforce are just to enrich whoever formed them. I wonder why the people and the government are silent
My dear brother, I was discussing it with someone today. There is so much corruption in the sector, the biggest gainers being the custom officers themselves. We cannot move forward in this country until we change our mindset as a people. Business owners are the worst hit because when we transfer some of these added expenses to the customers, they start complaint and shove off to find other alternatives.

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Re: Tin Can Road: Union Orders Members To Shut Seaports by izzou(m): 7:38pm On Dec 05, 2020
Ishilove:

My dear brother, I was discussing it with someone today. There is so much corruption in the sector, the biggest gainers being the custom officers themselves. We cannot move forward in this country until we change our mindset as a people. Business owners are the worst hit because when we transfer some of these added expenses to the customers, they start complaint and shove off to find other alternatives.

I really feel for Business owners...They suffer it most

This issue of congestion and extortion is contributing significantly to the rise in cost of commodities, but nobody is looking in that direction.

I pray the strike would yield some fruits, but with the set of wicked people benefiting from the hardship? I doubt

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Re: Tin Can Road: Union Orders Members To Shut Seaports by Ishilove: 7:49pm On Dec 05, 2020
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Re: Tin Can Road: Union Orders Members To Shut Seaports by bigfish3k: 7:52pm On Dec 05, 2020
Open eastern sea ports to decongest Lagos they say. NO.

Let them continue to develop only Lagos and later be complaining of congestion and traffic.
How can only one port be serving 200 million population when there are other alternatives in the east. Where else in the world does this happen?

Just because you don't want development for the igbo region and you don't want them to leave Lagos.

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Re: Tin Can Road: Union Orders Members To Shut Seaports by DropsMic(m): 7:53pm On Dec 05, 2020
Gbege
Re: Tin Can Road: Union Orders Members To Shut Seaports by HerMajestyCares(f): 7:53pm On Dec 05, 2020
USELESS MWUN,






IT IS ONLY WHEN A SITUATION IS AFFECTING THEIR POCKET AND EMBEZZLEMENT THAT YOU WILL SEE THIS EVIL UNIONS AND LEADERS CRYING FOR STRIKE, angry angry





THUNDER WILL STRIKE YOU EVIL LEADERS OF THIS COUNTY.

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Re: Tin Can Road: Union Orders Members To Shut Seaports by WrittyWritter(f): 7:54pm On Dec 05, 2020
If not 4 d greedy leaders Lagos have..it is supposed to be one of d best cities...but unfortunately dey are blessed with d greediest one..

As 4 den calling d attention of d Federal government like Princess once said d Federal government do not care about Lagos dey only care about what dey gain from Lagos... smiley

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Re: Tin Can Road: Union Orders Members To Shut Seaports by tensazangetsu20(m): 7:54pm On Dec 05, 2020
Please all northerners working at the port should avoid the protests. This is a ploy by the south to unseat our darling daddy Buhari.
Re: Tin Can Road: Union Orders Members To Shut Seaports by GreaterFuture(m): 7:54pm On Dec 05, 2020
A major Road like that, should be a priority.



Anyways Soybeans and Maize available in Tonnes, Serious Buyers Only
Re: Tin Can Road: Union Orders Members To Shut Seaports by Ayula911: 7:55pm On Dec 05, 2020
Kk

Re: Tin Can Road: Union Orders Members To Shut Seaports by Ishilove: 7:55pm On Dec 05, 2020
Liposure:
If our rail system was working fine all these trucks won't be causing problems on our roads. And by the way wasn't money earmarked for reconstruction and rehabilitation of this road.
They keep on earmarking billions upon billions every year without any visible action

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Re: Tin Can Road: Union Orders Members To Shut Seaports by sammyj: 7:56pm On Dec 05, 2020
This is what worthless body odour can cost the economic activities of a nation . This is government is a TOTAL failure and a toothless BULLDOG!!! shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked
Re: Tin Can Road: Union Orders Members To Shut Seaports by Reference(m): 7:57pm On Dec 05, 2020
Lovely.

We have talked about all these for many, many years but lovers of the status quo say, none of your business. We love it just the way it is....so...

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Re: Tin Can Road: Union Orders Members To Shut Seaports by Gabson006: 7:59pm On Dec 05, 2020
Haaaaa

Make Dem no try am ooo
Re: Tin Can Road: Union Orders Members To Shut Seaports by Ishilove: 7:59pm On Dec 05, 2020
Reference:
Lovely.

We have talked about all these for many, many years but lovers of the status quo say, none of your business. We love it just the way it is....so...
I doubt anything will come out of this. There are people cashing out on people's suffering.
Re: Tin Can Road: Union Orders Members To Shut Seaports by Kobicove(m): 8:00pm On Dec 05, 2020
Ishilove:

My dear brother, I was discussing it with someone today. There is so much corruption in the sector, the biggest gainers being the custom officers themselves. We cannot move forward in this country until we change our mindset as a people. Business owners are the worst hit because when we transfer some of these added expenses to the customers, they start complaint and shove off to find other alternatives.

Nigeria as a country is swimming in corruption not just the customs guys! angry

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Re: Tin Can Road: Union Orders Members To Shut Seaports by mar1juana: 8:01pm On Dec 05, 2020
4cking kontry with 4ckin leaders and alot of 4ckimg terrorist bodies, and some 4cking Lazy youths, and a lot of 4cking security agencies and 4cking Judiciary System
Infact everybody is 4cking not ok with the 4ckimg kantry
Since the arrival of the 4cking Bandit that 4cking took over the 4ckin Aso-Rock, Vote in by some 4cking Nigerians whom are 4cking regretting by now

We gonna 4cking Move him out of the 4cking Aso-Villa

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Re: Tin Can Road: Union Orders Members To Shut Seaports by sulaak(m): 8:01pm On Dec 05, 2020
Liposure:
If our rail system was working fine all these trucks won't be causing problems on our roads. And by the way wasn't money earmarked for reconstruction and rehabilitation of this road.

How long will the rail system work? The Abuja to Kaduna Rail is already struggling to operate. Nigeria is a failed state and total collapse is imminent.

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Re: Tin Can Road: Union Orders Members To Shut Seaports by yesloaded: 8:02pm On Dec 05, 2020
Apapa - Oshodi expressway is nothing but total mess
Re: Tin Can Road: Union Orders Members To Shut Seaports by manjaro: 8:04pm On Dec 05, 2020
Just yesterday, we were asked to pay 900k to move a 40ft container from Tin Can port to Warehouse bust stop!

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Re: Tin Can Road: Union Orders Members To Shut Seaports by GAZZUZZ(m): 8:11pm On Dec 05, 2020
They are clamouring for the wrong things. Lagos is not the only state with functional ports. Decentralize the ports , open up all the ports in the south south and south east. bad governance is the issue. nothing will change until govt is changed .

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Re: Tin Can Road: Union Orders Members To Shut Seaports by dubra: 8:16pm On Dec 05, 2020
Instead opening up other seaports in other regions they refused insist of Lagos port to service the whole nation, una never see anything yet, very soon the blockage will get to boudillon raod, ndi Ara

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Re: Tin Can Road: Union Orders Members To Shut Seaports by afube: 8:21pm On Dec 05, 2020
bigfish3k:
Open eastern sea ports to decongest Lagos they say. NO.

Let them continue to develop only Lagos and later be complaining of congestion and traffic.
How can only one port be serving 200 million population when there are other alternatives in the east.
Just because you don't want development for the igbo region and you don't want them to leave Lagos.

no mind them ! the congestion brouhaha is essentially directed at southern businesses but our one nigerianists are totally oblivious of this. The supporter of APC norths are intent on the almajirization of southern youth.....make una dey there they watch bbnaija

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