L/R: NSML MD/CEO,Mr.Abdul-Kadir Ahmed and the President General of MWUN,Comrade( Prince) Adewale Adeyanju ,during the former’s courtesy visit to the MWUN office in Olodi Apapa , Thursday
By Frank Odinukaeze
The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), has expressed desire to deepen its existing relationship with the
Nigeria LNG Ship Management Limited, ( NSML), for mutual benefits of the two organisations.
The Union also sought for better welfare package for it’s workers in the employ of the NSML.
President of the Union ,comrade Adewale Adeyanju,made this remark during a courtesy visit of the management of NSML to the Union’s office at Olodi Apapa,Lagos on Thursday.
According to a release signed by comrade John Kennedy,head,media of the Maritime Union,the visit is aimed at congratulating Comrade Adeyanju, who was recently voted unopposed as the Deputy President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) at Abuja.
The visit according to the statement, was geared to further strengthen the already existing good ties between NSML and the Union; more especially in the areas of the Union’s members, who are Seafarers in the employ of the NSML .
The visit was also to further cement their,” Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), which will commence soon”.
Comrade Adeyanju who was visibly elated with the NSML management’s visit, took time out to outline issues of utmost importance to both parties ,of which thy both agreed to keep the good relationship they have had since inception and promised each other of total transparency and mutual cooperation in all fronts towards striking a balanced success in the maritime sector especially the welfare of the Seafarers and the Union in general.
Speaking further, Comrade Adeyanju unequivocally said,”The NSML boss and his team’s visit to the Union has shown that he’s indeed a Grassroots administrator of repute who has immensely transformed the NSML to standard”.
In his response, the NSML MD/ CEO Mr.Abdul-Kadir Ahmed affirmed he will continue to come to the table with issues of mutual benefits that will benefit the Union at all times and its Seafarers in the NSML workforce.
The Managing Director / CEO of the NSML Mr. Ahmed was accompanied on the visit by two of his management team,while the MWUN team comprised the President -General(PG) ,of the union comrade (Prince) Adewale Adeyanju
and some of his national and branch executives comprising Comrades Francis Bunu ( DPG), Abudu Eroje (DSG Organising), Abubakar Bello ( VPG), Ohize ( President Dockworkers), Avoseh Sunday ( President Seafarers), Uche Igweonu ( National Treasurer), Edwin Sambo (DSG Admin), Ayokunle Ajayi ( General Secretary, Seafarers), and John Kennedy Ikemefuna ( Head, Media MWUN),others include, include Comrade Oniha Erazua (DSG ) Ag. Secretary General.