February 12, 2024

Maritime workers reject 50% NPA’s IGR deduction

Maritime workers

By Victor Ahiuma Young & Godwin Oritse

ORGANIZED Labour in the maritime sector has rejected a circular from the Ministry of Finance directing 50 per cent deduction from the Internally Generated Revenue, IGR, of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, into the Federation Account, warning that it portends great danger for port operations and development amongst others.

ORGANIZED Labour under the aegis of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria MWUN, and the Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporations and Government Owned Companies, SSASCGOC, NPA branch instead advocated for 30 percent IGR deduction.

At a briefing Monday, the two in-house Unions called on President Bola Tinubu to intervene to avoid a looming industrial unrest over the issue.

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