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NPA MD, Bello-Koko, lauds MWUN’s pull in breaking workers’15-year-old salary stagnation

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The Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has commended the Maritime Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MWUN) for its doggedness and commitment to securing approval for salary increase for the agency’s workers after more than a decade-long stagnation.

The management described the role of the union as a critical success factor to the long drawn process of securing the approval.

The Managing Director/CEO of NPA, Mr Mohammed Bello-Koko said: “Breaking the jinx of salary stagnation suffered for over a decade by the Authority’s employees was made possible with the support of the MWUN.

“And we remain appreciative.”

He spoke while receiving a letter referenced MWUN/MD/NPA/RFC/23 dated 6th March, 2023 signed by the Secretary-General MWUN expressing appreciation to the Management of the Authority for the increment in the salary of its members.

“This critical support from MWUN has buoyed us to intensify our relentless drive towards continuous improvement in the welfare of our esteemed workers in ways not limited to monthly salary alone,” Persecondnews quotes Bello-Koko as saying.

The NPA CEO had in November 2022 been accompanied by the President General MWUN, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju to pay an advocacy visit to headquarters of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) to solicit the NLC’s solidarity towards a raise in NPA workers’ salaries.

Bello Koko said: “We are further delighted by the fact that our own Comrade Adewale Adeyanju is now the Deputy President of the NLC, this gives us the necessary solidarity and backing to push for more benefits for our highly valued human resources”.

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