The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) recently announced an increase in salary for its members of staff. This increase has come about as a result of the support and advocacy provided by the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN).
This information was disclosed in a statement by the Managing Director, NPA, Mohammed Bello-Koko on Tuesday.
The NPA boss said that breaking the jinx of salary stagnation suffered over a decade by the authority’s employees was made possible by the support of the MWUN.
He noted that the authority remained appreciative of the support by the union.
“This critical support from MWUN has buoyed us to intensify our relentless drive toward continuous improvement in the welfare of our esteemed workers in ways not limited to monthly salary alone.
“We are further delighted by the fact that our own 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,” he said.
Bello-Koko stated this when he received a letter referenced MWUN/MD/NPA/RFC/23, dated March 6, signed by the Secretary General MWUN, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju, expressing appreciation to management of the authority for the increment in the salary of its members.
It would be recalled that the NPA managing director had in November 2022, been accompanied by Adeyanju to pay an advocacy visit to the headquarters of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) to solicit the union’s solidarity toward increase in NPA workers’ salaries.