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NRC Workers Call For Global Best Container Safety Practice

Workers of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) have urged the federal government to adopt and implement globally acceptable standard in container safety across intermodal transport chain in Nigeria.

This call was made recently by President General of the Nigeria Union of Railway Workers (NUR), Comrade Raphael Okoro, while speaking at the commemoration of the International Transport Federation (ITF) Container Safety Action Day held at the Railway headquarters in Lagos.

“The federal government needs to start discussions to confirm its support for the ITF position on container safety; endorse and take practical steps to implement the global recommendations by the International Labour Organisation, International Maritime Organisation, and United Nations Economic Commission for Europe on container safety and adopt the provisions of the ILO/IMO/UNECE Code of Practice on Packing of Cargo Transport Units into national legislation,” he said.

According to him, it has become very necessary for Nigeria as a signatory to the conventions of International Labour Organizationto to adopt the regulations of relevant international regulatory bodies so as to improve safety standards around container packing and transportation in Nigeria.

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