The Minister of Transportation, Muazu Sambo on Thursday joined the Nigerian Port Consultative Council (PCC) and all maritime stakeholders in mourning the passing of the PCC Chairman, Otunba Kunle Folarin, who died on Tuesday at the age of 85 after a brief illness.
Reacting to the news of his death, the Minister said 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 Minister, who expressed sadness over 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 Minister said in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media & Publicity, Sam Idiagbonya.