October 1, 2022

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Maritime workers commend NIMASA DG over release of abducted members

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The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has commended the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh and other industry stakeholders for the release of the five abducted members of the union.

President General of MWUN, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju, in a statement on Sunday, lauded Jamoh’s intervention of deploying the deep blue project to use in securing the release of their members and three other Nigerians abducted last week in Rivers State.

Adeyanju said in the statement, “The leadership of Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria wish to announce to the public the good news of the release of five of our members who were kidnapped on the kula abomema water ways on their way to attend an official meeting in Port Harcourt.

“We also wish to thank all well-meaning Nigerians and stakeholders for standing with us in our hour of need and pain.

“Equally, we deeply appreciate the critical and central role played by the Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, for his immediate and decisive action of deploying the awesome arsenal of the deep blue project to use in securing the release of our kidnapped members as well as other Nigerians.

“On this note we want to urge NIMASA to continue in its good work of providing safety in our waterways and especially provide this in the riverine and creeks which seem to be more prone and vulnerable to pirate attacks. We pledge MWUN willingness to continue to partner and collaborate in the onerous task of ensuring safety in our waterways.”