The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has called off its planned industrial action scheduled to commence in March 2022. The union decided to suspend the planned protest after meeting with the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mohammed Bello-Koko, in Lagos. This comes after the union threatened to shut port operations nationwide over the refusal of International Oil Companies (IOCs) to allow approved stevedoring companies and registered dock workers to work on oil platforms. Bello-Koko has further assured the union that the authority would work with the Federal Ministry of Transportation to ensure that IOCs allow appointed stevedores and dockworkers access to their platforms as stipulated by law. Bello-Koko has appealed to customs agents protesting against the new Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) valuation system introduced by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to suggest dialogue in resolving complaints against the new method of computing customs duty on imported vehicles.
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