Simple, young and humble.
He actually has the charisma of a unionist through his outspoken nature. Imona is a communicator from the Auchi Polytechnic. He relays his growing up and other information that reveal his true personality.
What’s your full name?
My name is Franklin Afeonkhai imona
Where are you from?
I am from Owen East in Edo state
Tell us your academic background.
I went to primary and secondary schools in Lagos and capped it up in Auchi Polytechnic where I studied Mass Communication.
You are a communicator, what are you doing in MWUN?
In the course of my going to school, during holidays, I did visit the terminals and after graduating, I got a job with a costing firm. I was there for like three years but it wasn’t what I wanted. I tried other places but didn’t work out the way I wanted it and I came back to the terminal and ever since then, i decided to remain in the terminal and i pitched my tent with Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria.
I believe when you joined the maritime Union, it was the time of hooliganism and gangsterism, how were you able to cope and remain till now?
Tell us about your growing up
I was born in state house in Lagos. Then, my father was working with the then Governor of Lagos state, late Mobolaji Johnson.
I went to St John primary school, Ifelodun secondary school before going to Auchi Polytechnic.
You are handsome and well to do, how many girl friends do you have?
I don’t have girl friends but I have female friends and some are my business associates. We talk and we assist each other when necessary.
How did you meet your wife?
As a port operator, how do you relax?
Sometimes I rest at the weekend because our job is 24 hours operation. Relaxation during the week is out of it. It is whenever you get home that you lay your back on the ground. 5 am the next day you are up getting ready to go to work.
What’s your favourite football club?
I am Arsenal football club supporter. I like Arsenal because of the flair in their game and because Thierry Henry was there.
Are you satisfied with the leadership style of Comrade Adewale Adeyanju as the President General?
I am very satisfied. He has been a wonderful person, a leader, a father, he has got some qualities that only few people have. The way he carries both workers and union members along is unprecedented. Whenever there is any issue, he tries to settle it amicably.
What about the branch President?
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