Mr Mu’azu Sambo, the Minister of transportation, has condoled with the Nigeria Ports Consultative Forum (NPCF) and maritime stakeholders over the death of NPCF Chairman, Otunba Kunle Folarin.
In a statement by Dr Sam Idiagbonya, his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, on Thursday in Abuja, Sambo said the chairman died after a brief illness.
while reacting to the news of his death, said:
The nation has lost a maritime repository of knowledge and an experienced maritime practitioner.
He was a voice of the ideal, a highly cerebral gentleman and most importantly, a friend.
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 I will ensure they are brought to fruition.”
According to the minister, every moment of Folarin’s life has been dedicated to improving the maritime sector, either in passing down knowledge or being a constructive critic.
He ensured the ideals were upheld in the sector. He served well and lived well.
May the Almighty Allah grant the family he left behind the fortitude to bear the loss, the minister said.