The Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) has said that the members of the Maritime Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MWUN) are the vital human elements to the national economic life.
The National President of ANLCA, Chief Iju Tony Nwabunike who made this assertion in a goodwill message he sent to the President General of MWUN, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju on the occasion of Workers’ Day celebrated in Nigeria yesterday said there was dignity in what they do for the maritime community which was known to them even though they don’t say it every day.
Nwabunike said, “Today (yesterday), we join to celebrate all workers all over the world, particularly you our comrades in the maritime industry.
“We celebrate the Nigerian maritime worker sincerely, because we owe them more than they are paid and we know that without them a maritime nation, like ours, will never be existing let alone grow.
“We in the Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) see the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) and other workers as our formidable partners.
“We remember your efforts not only at protecting workers rights but also at championing the interest of the majority of Nigerians.
“Indeed your acts of selflessness are second to none and have not gone unnoticed as we reminisce on the benefits of your labour to our common good.”
He observed that the many interventions MWUN had made to suggest ideas and policies redirection for government, in many instances without promoting industrial disharmony were on record.
“We celebrate your contributions because without you our desires for greater economy, flourishing commerce, improved social life would have remained a mirage.
ANLCA’s partnership with you and the entire labour movements in the maritime industry will remain evergreen putting the interest of majority first and being truthful, fair and dedicated.
“Indeed, you are a vital human element to our national economic life. There is dignity in what you are doing for us; we know it even though we don’t say it out every day.
“You are our strength, you are our workforce, you are our persons on the frontlines of keeping the ports working even in the face of Covid-19 pandemic that has affected everywhere, including the maritime world.
“Happy Workers’ Day. Solidarity Forever!!!” he added.
Photo: ANLCA National President, Chief Iju Tony Nwabunike.
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