Maritime workers union leader slumps, dies on way to church

Maritime workers union leader slumps, dies on way to church
Adeleke Sanni


The immediate past President of Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) branch of Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) and a former Vice Chairman of Lagos State Council of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Adeleke Sanni, is dead.

He died on Sunday in Lagos.

President-General of MWUN, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju, who confirmed his death, said Sanni was on his way to a church service when he suddenly slumped and died few minutes later before he could get to a hospital.

The late Sanni, who was until his death the Special Adviser to Prince Adeyanju, last Wednesday attended the Shipping, Clearing and Forwarding Agencies 5th Quadrennial Delegates Conference Branch elections in Lagos.

“The wife confirmed to me that they were on their way to the church and he wanted to withdraw money from the ATM.

“On his way back to the car, he just slumped and before they could get to the hospital he gave up the ghost.

“He was with us on Thursday and he attended the stakeholders’ security meeting organised by NPA at KLT.

“There was no complaint of any ailment from him. His death is unfortunate and a great loss to the union. Comrade Sanni was a unionist to the core who contributed greatly to the success of the union.

“Sanni was very dear to me; a great man that carried out his assignment with diligence.

“He was one of the best advisers I have in the union. I will personally miss him because we had been together for more than 20 years,” Adeyanju said.