The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) have shut down the Tin-can Island Port, Apapa, Lagos in compliance with the nationwide strike by organised labour.
On Monday, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) directed all affiliates and state councils of workers unions to comply with the nationwide strike.
The organised labour is protesting the battering of the NLC President, Joe Ajaero, and some other executives of the congress in Owerri, Imo State, on November 1, as well as the pending labour issues in Imo State.
Daily Trust reports that the executives of MWUN directed its members to shut down the ports on Tuesday morning in compliance with the directive.
DailyAgent also learnt that freight forwarders who had arrived at the port in readiness to commence clearance of their goods were told to go back.
A learning clearing agent, Seun Adigun, said members of the public would suffer the accumulated demurrage at the end of the day.
According to him, no matter how long the seaport will remain closed, government revenue still remains and will be collected.
“Terminal operators will collect demurrage from importers and the importers will in turn transfer the same to the suffering masses,” he added.