Ex-managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and Chairman, Mission to Seafarers Lagos, Chief Adebayo Sarumi has applauded seafarers for their professionalism, commitment and dedication to duty.
In his Seafarers Day message, the former NPA boss noted that the year 2020 marks the tenth year of the institution of “The Day of the Seafarer” which is celebrated on 25th of June every year.
The occasion according to him, spotlights the laudable exploits of Seafarers and their often understated contributions to everyday life, nation building and the global economy.
“It must however be noted that the decennial also underplays a much longer period of largely unacknowledged service borne by this noble class”
“Today the entire globe stops to pause, reflect and acknowledge the worth and sacrifice of the Seafarer. This includes the perils and risks emanating from the yawning seas, the emotional turmoil of being estranged from loved ones and the multiple institutional challenges faced by today’s Seafarer”
“These form but part of the many reasons why we, at the Mission to Seafarers, Lagos join multitudes of grateful beneficiaries in applauding your professionalism, your commitment and your dedication to duty”
“We stand with you as partners to your progress, and equally pledge our resources to charting a new course and facilitating a better experience for the Seafarer. It is our resolve and surest conviction that better days lie ahead”