HeadlinesNews MWUN pays last respect to former NPA President By maritimemag August 15, 202131 views ShareTweet 0 Story Leadership of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) at the weekend paid its last respect to the immediate past President of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) branch of MWUN, late Comrade Adeleke Sanni. The unionists eulogised the late union leader at the funeral service held at his residence at Ayobo in Lagos. Late Adeleke Sanni was extolled for his contributions to unionism both at the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and MWUN during his lifetime. According to them, the unionist would be greatly missed for his nemerous roles as mobiliser, song leader and adviser during his days. Speaking with our correspondent shortly after the funeral rites, Chairman, Burial Planning Committee, Comrade Harry Tonye, a Deputy President General (DPG), described Sanni as a socialite as well as one keen on the welfare of NPA workers and the union in general. Tonye called on the family of the late union boss to allow peaceful coexistence, togetherness among them. The DPG noted that Comrade Sanni deserves a befitting burial ceremony because of his numerous contributions to the union. His words, “Its a celebration of life,even though the person we are celebrating died at a young age of 61 , we commit everything in the hands of God . “We are all dressed in one attire which symbolically represents Sanni’s socialist way of life ,his generosity, reliability and humble nature. “I met him in the union and today he has left us but for the period we spend together as Comrade, I will say he is a great man and we will definitely miss him.” Comrade Ifeanyi Mazeli, President, NPA branch of MWUN rued the death of Sanni saying it was a great loss to NPA, MWUN and the entire maritime industry. He described late Sanni as a unionist that rose from cradle of unionism to the top. The NPA workers’ boss stated that Sanni was an achiever during his existence on earth. Late Comrade Adeleke Sanni until his death was the Special Adviser to the President General of MWUN, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju on Labour matters. He was the union’s representative at the Nigerian Labour Congress. © 2021, maritimemag. All rights reserved.