The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has identified four shipping companies responsible for the gridlock caused by heavy duty trucks on the notorious Oshodi-Apapa Expressway in Lagos, South West, Nigeria.
The actions of the companies have led to negative economic consequences at the Tin-Can and Apapa Ports over the years causing immeasurable damage and frustrations for road users.
The MWUN made the allegation in a statement released over the weekend by Adewale Adeyanju. It alleges that the companies deliberately park trucks and containers in order to attract daily demurrage payment daily from already overburdened members, truck owners and drivers.
Adeyanju called on the government to compel such companies to stop using their private businesses to cause public nuisance.
The body issued a 21-day ultimatum to the Federal and Lagos State governments to call the companies to order.
The union has threatened to embark on industrial action to protect its members, if the government fails to address its demands.
The names of the companies have not been disclosed by the either Adeyanju or the union..