As the pioneer President of the defunct Dockworkers Union, Chief Joshua Ogunleye marks his 78 birthday today, the President-General of Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), and Deputy President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Prince Adewale Adeyanju has joined in the felicitations.
The MWUN leader conveyed his birthday remarks via a statement where he described the celebrant as an epitome of iconic leadership and selfless service to humanity for several decades.
Part of the statement read: “Sir, I bring you warm greetings on behalf of my family and the entire membership of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria; and with great pleasure and honour, I heartily celebrate you on this occasion of your 78th birthday.”
“MWUN attests to your unwavering commitment, outstanding achievements, and tireless efforts in advocating for workers’ right and empowering them. These good deeds have not gone unnoticed. Your remarkable work cannot be overemphasized as it has left a very profound impact on our industry as well. It has helped to mold our pathway to instilling an enduring landscape.”
According to Adeyanju, the legacies of Chief Ogunleye’s administration as the first pioneer President of the defunct Dockworkers’ Union of Nigeria still stands and from the foundation, MWUN has continued to witness immense success in the struggle for the improved welfare of dockworkers.
He also remarked that the union remains grateful for Ogunleye’s ground-breaking vision, which brought the International Transport Federation (ITF) to Nigeria; stating that this has grown to be a truly great and lighted path.
“Once again, as you celebrate your birthday at 78, we pray that the Almighty God continues to refill your strength and keep you in a great health to enjoy the fruits of your labour. May you continue to live in good health enmeshed in longevity as your soul prospers, Amen,” the statement added.