The Minister of Transportation, Muazu Sambo has joined the maritime industry in mourning the death of Chairman, Shipowners Forum, Barr. Margaret Onyema- Orakwusi.
Onyema- Orakwusi, according to family sources died on Friday, April 28 in Lagos after a brief illness.
The Minister in a statement issued on Sunday expressed shock over the passing of Onyema- Orakwusi, who he described as a jewel in the nation’s maritime industry.
“I received with shock in the early hours of Saturday 29th April 2023, the passing of Chief (Ms) Barrister Margaret Nkem Onyema-Oriakwusi, a jewel in our nation’s maritime industry and a passionate voice among maritime practitioners at home and abroad.
“While we mourn the loss of a jewel, a mother and an Amazon, we pay tributes to her and celebrate a life well-lived.
“Her veritable contributions to the nation’s maritime growth, particularly in the Trawler business, among many others are worthy of mention.
“Her highly cerebral views, passionate and endearing work ethic stands her out among her peers, and this we admire.
“May the Almighty God grant her family and the maritime industry the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. May her legacies endure, her memories cherished and her soul rest in perfect peace,” he said.