The Maritime Reporters Association of Nigerian, MARAN has described the death of Barr. Margaret Orakwusi as a huge loss to the Nigerian maritime industry, adding that Nigerian maritime sector has lost a rare gem.
In a press statement issued on behalf of MARAN by its President, Mr. Godfrey Bivbere, the association described the death of Barr. Orakwusi, a maritime lawyer with over 3-decades and a frontline shipowner as a huge loss
According to MARAN, “Orakwusi is a frontline shipping expert who has engraved her footprints in the sands of time in maritime sector, especially in her struggle for growth and survival of Fish Trawling business in Nigeria.”
MARAN said that “Orakwusi would be greatly missed for her positive role and contributions towards the growth of Nigerian maritime sector.”
The association, however, noted that Barr. Orakwusi is the second maritime expert that the maritime sector is losing after the death of another Icon, Otunba Kunle Folarin who died in 2022.
The association urged other living maritime sector icons on the need for mentorship and knowledge transfer to younger professionals coming up in the industry in order to avoid dearth of knowledge in the Sector.
According to a message sent by the deceased children; Ezinma Ileka, Binyelum and Ody Orakwusi, the former President of Shipowners Forum died on April 28th, 2023 after a brief illness.
“With total submission to the will of God, we sadly announce the passing of our beloved Mother, Sister, Aunty; Princess (Barrister) Margaret Nkem Onyema-Orakwusi which occurred on April 28th, 2023 after a brief illness”
“The family requests privacy during this difficult time but will host visitations between Monday May 1st and Friday May 5th, 2023 within the hours of 4pm – 7pm daily at her residence in Ikoyi.
“The Family will make funeral announcement in due course.
Kindly put us in your thoughts and prayers as we navigate this difficult time”, the message reads.
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