NIWA commiserates with family of late board member, Adeyemo.


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The Managing Director, National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Dr George Moghalu, has described the late member, Board of Directors of NIWA, Captain Niyi Adeyemo as a man that worked and prayed for the success of the Authority.

Dr. Moghalu stated this when he  led top NIWA management team to Iju, Lagos home of late  maritime giant, Captain Niyi Adeyemo to commiserate with the family.

This is contained in a release by the Authority on Saturday.

The release added that Moghalu who was near tears and touched by the passage of the late maritime veteran and former member, penned in the condolence register, a deep testimonial of departed, noting, “Our own daddy, Director and friend, may your soul rest in perfect peace”.

Full text of the release said, “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 Engr 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 is now”

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