The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has announced the death of the dockworkers’ zonal coordinator, Comrade Muritala Kaffo.
Kaffo, as reported by his family died on Wednesday. He was aged 66.
MWUN in a statement by its Head of Media, John Ikemefuna, said Kaffo popularly known as “Oscar” was seen at his place of work on Tuesday, 16th of May, 2022 before his demise.
Until his death, Kaffo, who he described as a very agile dockworker was a Unit Chairman, and also served as District Chairman, Apapa 1; Zonal Vice President, and lately a Zonal Coordinator.
“We also recalled that he was a very loyal Comrade to the core for the Union and was one of the frontliners of the Group of “999” during the revolution that almost engulfed the Dockworkers and the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria as at the time.
“The late Muritala was a jolly good fellow who made many friends around and outside the union. He built bridges of friendship across board and was a man who had the fear of God, little wonder, he was that friendly, kind, lovable and cherished amongst his colleagues in the Dock Labour sector.
“Comrade Kaffo will be greatly missed by his numerous friends, colleagues, allies, Comrades of all categories and will be fondly remembered by his good deeds. We pray that the Almighty Allah, whom he served diligently will grant him eternal peace as he’s laid to rest. And as a Union, we also pray that the Almighty Allah grant his immediate family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss of Comrade Muritala Kaffo,” the statement said.