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Adeyanju bemoans rejection of Nigeria’s CoC by foreign countries

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Segun Oladipupo
The Maritme Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has stated its worries over continued denial of Nigeria’s Certificate of Competency (CoC) by some flags As a result, the President General of MWUN, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju in a statement called on the relevant Maritime agencies to gear up efforts at making the Nigeria’s flag a global acceptance.The MWUN boss also called on the federal government to put machinery in place to strengthen the nation’s training institutions to make them at par with global standard demands.His words, “We find it expedient at this time to announce our worry at the  continued denial of our certificate of competency by certain flag states which limits the application of our seafaring competency in other clime we therefore posit that government and its responsible agency pull up to gear up our acceptance in the global space.“We also seize this opportunity to call on government to put machinery on ground to strengthen our maritime training institution to bring them to par with global standards.”Earlier, the maritime union boss felicitated with global seafarers even as he lauded the professionals for their global impact on world economy.“I, on behalf of the leadership of the maritime workers union of Nigeria do hereby felicitate with seafarers in Nigeria and globally. “We do this with a deep understanding of the extraordinary services seafarers provide to keep the world economy running smoothly. “So today, we celebrate this fine gentlemen and ladies who at risk of their lives daily ply their trade to ensure that the rest of us can access the basics of living.“This years theme, your voyage, then and now, share your journey boldly, demands that we acknowledge their unique identity and contributions to world order.“Seafaring and seafarers have indeed come a long way through the decades, quietly but definitely growing in leaps and bounds to its present prestigious posture and garnering recognition and accolades. “Indeed, MWUN acknowledges that without seafarers there will be no maritime operation, which is why they will continue to have our support as critical factors in our consideration and workings.“Of course, all is not rosy yet as we continue to face obstacles which threaten to impair the seafarers capacity to reach its potential. “As we salute seafarers today, we raise our voice in adoration and appreciation.  Ahoy seafarers, your voyage has not been in vain,” he saluted.

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