Members of the Nigerian Ports Consultative Council, NPCC has concluded plans to immortalise the immediate past Chairman of the Council, Late Otunba Kunle Folarin who passed on about two weeks ago.
Speaking during a condolence visit to the family of the late maritime guru, a member of the Council, Mr. Bolaji Sunmola appealed to the late widow of Otunba Folarin, Madam Joyce Folarin to allow the Council be part of the funeral ceremonies.
In the same vein, Mrs Eunice Ezeoke, the President of Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA Nig) has visited the widow of late Otunba Folarin who is a patron of the association.
“The sad news about Otunba Kunle Folarin came to us as a huge shock, because we never heard he was sick!
“He was an erudite scholar, researcher, and repository of maritime industry knowledge and information. Otunba mentored many and freely shared his knowledge with all that cared to acquire knowledge.
“He lived a very impactful life filled with vigor and passion for the industry he so loved. His great intellectual capacity usually demonstrated at Industry events remain unparalleled. His depth of the knowledge of the Martime Industry appeared inexhaustible. He has left a void that will be difficult to fill.
“Never one to retire to the life of leisure and sedentary, Otunba heroically remained dynamic and active to the very end!
WISTA Nigeria extend her deepest condolences to the lovely wife, children, grandchildren and family.
May his soul Rest In Peace Amen” Mrs Ezeoke stated
Meanwhile the immediate past Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers Council, Barr Hassan Bello on Tuesday also paid a condolence visit to the family of Otunba Folarin.
Speaking on behalf of the family, Mrs. Olamide Adeosun, the eldest daughter of Otunba Folarin has said the family did not realize how committed their was to the maritime industry until after his passage.
She said: “We did not know he was a father to maritime industry, we thought he was father to only us his children”.
She said that the burial wil be towards the end of January adding that the maritime industry will duly informed and carried along.