April 16, 2024

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Maritime workers laud police professionalism during NLC protest

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The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), has commended the Inspector General of Police (IGP), the Lagos State Police Command, and the Ports Authority Police Command for their roles in ensuring a peaceful nationwide protest organized by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).

The union in a statement acknowledges the professionalism and responsibility demonstrated by the Nigeria Police Force during the protest, emphasizing the absence of chaos and anarchy for the first time in the nation’s political history.

The Commissioners of Police for Lagos State and Port Command, Apapa, Lagos, were also acknowledged for their exemplary roles during the protest, both at the ports and within the state.

“The Police Force indeed displayed a high sense of responsibility, discipline, and patriotism in the discharge of its duty across the country during the protest; and in view of this, MWUN wish to commend the IGP for giving the Force a new face.

“The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria wish to commend the Commissioners of Police, Lagos State Command and Port Command, Apapa, Lagos respectively for a job well done during the protest, both at the ports and within the State at large.

“As a Union, we are proud to say that the Nigeria Police Force has acquired a “New Force” under the watch and command of the IGP as the Numero Uno Cop of Nigeria.

“The Nigeria Police Force under your watch, no doubt, displayed the fairness and friendliness expected of the Police with members of the public that ensured maximum cooperation during the peaceful protest.

“Once again, the Union is proud of today’s Nigeria Police Force under your control as the IGP, and we say, keep the flag flying,” the statement signed by Head of Media, MWUN, John Ikemefuna said.

MWUN also highlighted the suspension of the nationwide protest by the Nigeria Labour Congress, urging the federal government to expedite action on the “October 2, 2023 Agreement.”

The union emphasized that addressing these issues would alleviate hardships imposed on Nigerian workers and the general population by poorly timed and implemented policies.


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