Transportation Minister mourns Late Otunba Kunle Folarin

Late Otunba Kunle Folarin (M)

PHOTO CAPTION R-L: Executive Director, Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr. Gambo Ahmed receiving a report on the activities of the Seafarers from the Chairman, National Seafarers Welfare Board of Nigeria, Otunba Kunle Folarin, while Barrister Osuala Nwagbara looks on when the Board paid a courtesy visit to the Management of the Agency in Lagos

By Maritime Security News

The Honourable Minister of transportation joins the NPCF and all maritime stakeholders in mourning the Chairman, Nigeria Port Consultative Forum (NPCF), Otunba Kunle Folarin, who died few days ago after a brief illness.
In a statement by the Special Assistant to the Honourable Minister, Media & Publicity, Mr Sam Idiagbonya  to Maritime Security News on Thursday, the Honourable Minister said that the “Nation has lost a maritime repository of knowledge, an experienced maritime practitioner, a voice of the ideal, a highly cerebral gentleman and most importantly, a friend”
The Honourable Minister saddened by the news of his passing said “ there was a lot in the pipeline through the ingenuity of this intellectual doyen that will further enhance the dynamics of operation in the country’s maritime sector, and in honour of his memory he will ensure they are brought to fruition”. Every moment of his life was dedicated to improving the maritime sector, either in passing down knowledge or being a constructive critic to ensure the ideals are upheld in the sector. He served well and lived well.
“May the Almighty Allah repose his soul and grant the family he left behind the fortitude to bear the loss” the Honourable Minister said.

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