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Dr George Moghalu, Managing Director, National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), showed his humanity, when he led top NIWA management team to Iju, Lagos home of late maritime giant, Captain Niyi Adeyemo to commiserate with the family.
Near tears and touched by the passage of the late maritime veteran and former member, Board of Directors of NIWA, Dr George Moghalu penned on the condolence register, a deep testimonial of departed, noting” our own daddy, Director and friend, may your soul rest in perfect peace”
Received on arrival by the daughter of the late industry guru, Mrs Ajikaye Adedoyin and members of the family, Dr Moghalu remarked that the passage of Captain Niyi Adeyemo, was painful to the entire NIWA organisation, stating that the departed while here on earth prayed and worked for the success of NIWA.
” He desired that we succeed as an organisation 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 the 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 the lead and be part of the arrangement to accord the late veteran Master Mariner a befitting burial ceremony.
” We at NIWA are 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 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”.
Mrs Olatoye Aminat daughter of late captain Niyi Adeyemo, receiving NIWA MD, Dr George Moghalu, and his team at the iju residence of the late master mariner, while Barrister Ibrahim Danladi ( in white attire) and Engineer Sarat Lara Braimah, watched.