Maritime association vows to unmask Eto saboteurs

The Maritime branch of the Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporations and Government-owned Companies has commenced underground investigation to reveal those bent on frustrating the electronic call-up system codenamed Eto.

President of the Nigerian Ports Authority branch of SSASCGOC, Abubakar Abdullahi, who said this in Kwara State on Tuesday, vowed to assist NPA management to unmask those frustrating the introduction of Eto.

Commending the NPA for initiating Eto, Abdullahi expressed confidence in the system to sanitise port operations.

He added that the innovation had been of tremendous help to port users, even as he said that some elements were trying to frustrate the system.

According to him, SSASCGOC and sister labour bodies will synergise to scuttle attempts by those who are unhappy with Eto.

He vowed that the union would do all it could for the success of the system as well as the management of NPA under the leadership of Hadiza Bala Usman.

While affirming the union’s commitment to support NPA, he noted, “They have made a very giant stride because it is not an easy job. For over three years now, NPA has been battling with a modality to clear this menace along the road.

“There are many groups and security agents on the road, but there are many factors that contributed to the gridlock. We are not aportioning blames to anyone, but the NPA managing director has come out with a very good platform. The call-up system is working, only that the evil ones are trying to make sure it does not work.”

At the flag-off of a three-day programme for members of the union, the president disclosed that 75 NPA personnel dream from across the country would be trained on welfare and job efficiency.

The training aims at developing members to match with the evolving technology in the maritime industry.

Anozie Egole
Anozie Egole
Anozie Egole is a Transport correspondent. He reports Maritime, Aviation and Rail/Road Transport for Financial Street.

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