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Merchant Navy emerges best maritime union for 2021.

Segun Oladipupo
The Nigerian Merchant Navy Officers and Water Transport Senior Staff Association (NMNOWTSSA) has bagged the Nigeria Transport Awards as the Maritime Transport Association of the year, 2021.
The association is among other organizations and individuals honoured at the 8th Nigeria Annual Transport Lecture featuring Lectures, Exhibitions and Awards.
According to the Editor of Transport Day newspaper, organisers of the event, Mr. Frank Kintum, the Association was selected after much research was carried out.
“Transport Day Newspaper after much research on this year award deemed it fit to recognize the association the best Maritime association in the year under review.”
The Editor added that the award is a meritious one, because during the process of nominations, a lot of other associations were also nominated, but after a painstaking research with the boards of editors, the association was selected.
The award plaque was received by Chief Engr Wale George, Vice National President Shipping Zonal Council and Comrade John Okpono Aleakhue Secretary General on behalf of the National President, High Chief Engr Bob Joseph Youso.
Responding, the Secretary General who appreciated the honour promised that the seafarers body would continue to contribute positively to the development of the maritime sector in the country.
Present at the award presentation ceremony were senior Captains and Chief Engineers including, Capt. Umuarama Michael, stakeholder, Chief Engr. Sese Mike Atina, stakeholder, Capt. Adewale Ajayi, stakeholder,  Capt. Victor Banjo, SA to National President on Maritime,  Comr. Ifeanyi A.Chukwu, Admin / Asst Secretary Shipping Zonal Council, Comr. Mohamed Suleiman, Asst Secretary General Operations and Jeremiah Obadiah, Asst Secretary General Admin, Comr. Ijeoma Dickson, Admin Officer, Deck Cadet Sunday Odiri.

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