Maritime workers condemn burning of NPA headquarters, pledges support

By Foster Obi

Maritime Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has condemned the level of damage carried out on the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) headquarters building by hoodlums following the #EndSARS protest, which turned sour in most parts of the country last week.

A statement by the union said the arson on the Authority’s headquarters was unwarranted and condemnable.

“Whilst peaceful protest is universally acknowledged as a legitimate instrument usually engaged to draw the attention of government to its inadequacies or mis-governance, but when this protest turns awry and weapons are wantonly used, property looted and damaged and innocent souls wasted, it becomes regrettable and counterproductive.

“The wreckage visited on the NPA Headquarters building and the looting of its property is protest carried too far and it is only vandals whose brains are no longer in the right position that can carry out such.

“Whilst we condemn in its entirety the barbaric destruction of the NPA building by some mis-guided youths, we pray that the perpetrators are apprehended and made to face the wrath of the law.

“We seize this opportunity to express our unalloyed support/solidarity with the management of NPA at this difficult time and always,” the statement declared

Pix:  Comrade Adewale Adeyanju, President Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria