By DAPO OLAWUNI
Dr George Moghalu, Managing Director, National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) has said that the agency would take the lead in the burial of its late former board member and maritime veteran; Capt Niyi Adeyemo.
Moghalu stated this when he led other top management of NIWA on a condolence visit to the home of the late master mariner in Iju area of Lagos.
Dr Moghalu while signing the condolence register, wrote down a deep testimonial of the departed, noting that “Our own daddy, Director and friend, may your soul rest in perfect peace”
The NIWA team was received on arrival by the daughter of the late industry guru, Mrs Ajikaye Adedoyin and select members of the family.
Dr Moghalu remarked that the passage of Captain Niyi Adeyemo was painful to the entire NIWA organization, stating that the departed while here on earth prayed and worked for the success and growth of Niwa.
” He desired that we succeed as an organization and was generous with advice and support” Dr George Moghalu explained, adding” birth and death belong to God, even though we may feel bad about death of a dear friend, there’s nothing we can do but to thank God that our departed daddy and friend, lived well here on earth.
Dr Moghalu who was in company of NIWA General Manager, legal and Company secretary, Barrister Ibrahim Danladi and Engineer Sarat Lara Braimah, Area Manager NIWA Lagos, assured the family that NIWA will take a lead and be part of the arrangement to accord the late veteran Master Mariner a befitting burial ceremony.
“We at NIWA is part of the family because our late daddy treated us as family, so endervour to carry us along” NIWA boss charged the family of the departed maritime giant.
In her brief response, Mrs Ajikaye Adedoyin, expressed happiness at the visit of the Niwa leadership, stressing that the visit is a confirmation that her father was cherished and loved by Niwa for the little he did while here on earth.
She promised to inform her siblings and other members of the family about the request of Niwa to be part of the passage rites of the maritime elder statesman, adding” our daddy will be happy about your kind visit and assurances of support where he’s now”.