The Chairman, Seaport Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN), Vicky Haastrup has expressed shock at the demise of the Secretary-General of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), Comrade Aham Ubani, who died in Lagos recently.
Expressing her condolence to the President-General, Comrade Tony Nted and members of MWUN, Haastrup said Ubani’s death was a sad loss not only to the union but also to terminal operators and the larger maritime industry.
“It was sad to learn of the demise of Comrade Ubani. He was a great unionist and a committed member of the MWUN. He was humble and was a gentleman comrade. His humility even in the pursuit of better lives for MWUN members was unparalleled.
“Our hearts are saddened by this loss and our thoughts and prayers are with the MWUN and the family of the deceased. May peace and comfort find his loved ones during this difficult time. Ubani is gone from our sight, but never from our hearts,” Princess Haastrup said.
She said Ubani’s death came at a time when the maritime industry required his experience most.
“These are trying times for all of us. The ports have dried up due to ill-advised government policies that pertain to trade.
Ubani was one of those voices of reason who persistently called on government to reverse policies that have led to the loss cargo and several jobs in the industry. His departure at this time is a severe setback to the clamour for better government policies for the maritime sector, ”the STOAN Chairman said.
“I especially remember Ubani’s maturity, gentle spirit and loving nature. He will always be remembered as a man of impeccable character. May his soul rest in peace,” she added.