L-R: The Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh and the Governor of Benue State, Rev. Father Hyacinth Alia during the commissioning of the late Paeke Dongban Memorial Hall in Plateau State…recently

The Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Bashir Yusuf Jamoh has lauded the life style and ethical behaviour of one of the agency employees, the late Prince Paeke Dongban, who died on July 23, 2022

A statement issued by NIMASA, Assistant Director, Public Relations, Mr. Osagie Edward and made available to Maritime Bits quoted Jamoh saying this while commissioning a multi-purpose hall built in honour of the deceased in Ngootlong, Plateau State.

He was also quoted describing the deceased as a morally upright young man who was ethically conscious and a good example in the midst of his peers.

Describing Paeke from the workplace perspective, the NIMASA helmsman said the deceased was known for punctuality, commitment to work and sincerity to the cause of nation building.

His words: “An emotional void created in the hearts of the NIMASA family members by the demise of Prince is filled by the noble deeds he was noted for and the many positive ways he touched lives at work and at play.

Prince was an ambassador of the modern Nigerian youth”.

He commended the parents of the deceased for making efforts to immortalize their late son with the building of a multipurpose hall in his honour just as he reassured that the agency and all friends of Paeke will always stand by them.

Paeke’s mother, Hon. Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem is serving President of the Federal Court of Appeal

Other dignitaries present at the event spoke glowingly about the deceased were the governors Caleb Muftwang of Plateau; Seyi Makinde of Oyo State; Hyacinth Alia of Benue; Abdullahi Sule of Nassarawa and former governors Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and Jonah Jang of Plateau State.

Also present was the President of Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Yakubu Maikyau, traditional rulers and other dignitaries

The high point of the gathering was Jamoh’s formal commissioning of the multipurpose hall in honour of the deceased.

Paeke who was born on 29th January 1984 died on 23rd July, 2022


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