Pic:Comrade ( Alhaji) Muritala Kaffo
*He built bridges of friendship across board-Prince Adeyanju
By Frank Odinukaeze
The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria ( MWUN ) under the leadership of Comrade (Prince) Adewale Adeyanju has announced the death of Comrade ( Alhaji) Muritala Kaffo as was reported by his family.
According to a statement on Wednesday,by the spokesperson of the Maritime Union,Comrade John Kennedy Ikemefuna,”His sad event occurred on Wednesday, the 17th of May, 2023.
Comrade Kaffo according to the statement,was a devoted Muslim, married with children aged 66,and hails from the Isale Eko area of Lagos State.
The statement reads ,”Before his demise, the very agile Dockworker, popularly known as “Oscar” was seen at his place of work yesterday, Tuesday, 16th of May, 2022. Before his death, he was a Unit Chairman, and also functioned as District Chairman, Apapa 1; a Zonal Vice President, and lately a Zonal Coordinator before his passage.
“We also recall that he was a very loyal Comrade to the core for the Union ,and was one of the front liners 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”.