Nigerian Ports on Indefinite Strike

 Port of Calabar, Nigeria

As of yesterday, 3 July 2019, all Nigeria’s dockers have been on strike.

On 2 July, the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) appealed to all dock workers to go on strike in support of a claim for unpaid wages from the stevedores employed by the International Oil Companies (IOC).

According to the Nigeria Tribune, on 3 July:

As early as 6:00 a.m., the gates leading into Nigeria’s busiest port, Apapa and Tin-Can ports were shut and all vehicular movement restricted.


At about 8:45 a.m., the seaport workers softened their stance and allowed only private vehicles into the ports, barring all container trucks from entering into the ports.

Budd Nigeria advises that the strike which has been called for an indefinite period has brought all of Nigeria’s ports to a standstill.

Watch this space for updates.


Information provided by Budd Nigeria

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