As a way to celebrate workers all over the nation, the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria has called on the Federal Government to pay retired seafarers who laboured aboard the defunct Nigerian National Shipping Line their pensions and other outstanding benefits.
The president-general, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju, made the plea on Saturday as part of the May 1st Workers’ Day celebration message in Abuja.
Adeyanju urged the government to upgrade the training standard of Nigerian seafarers, pointing out that seamen deserved the best enlightenment and education to compete favourably with their foreign counterparts.
The MWUN boss noted that the retired seafarers served the country diligently, hence government should give them all the necessary support in return.
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