Mr. Ray Ugochukwu

The Maritime Reporters Association of Nigeria (MARAN) has described the passage of its former President, Mr. Ray Ugochuckwu as shocking and unexpected.

The deceased was at two different times, the President of MARAN which remains the umbrella body of journalists covering maritime industry in the country. He remains the only one that has attained the feat in the history of the association which has its corporate secretariat at Atlantic House, Wharf Road, Apapa.

A seasoned and leading figure in the maritime media, Ugochukwu died on June 1, 2023 after a brief illness.

MARAN in a statement signed by its President, Mr. Godfrey Bivbere and made available to Maritime Bits, said: “The death of Mr. Ray Ugochukwu came to us rudely and unexpectedly. It is a big loss to us in MARAN. Despite the fact that he was no longer in the association, the deceased was always available to give counsel to the association which he held in high esteem. We are going to miss his father-figure.”

Continuing, the MARAN President: “We mourn with his immediate family – wife and children, and the entire family of Ugochukwu. It is our prayers that God who knows better than us will console them and be their helper at this critical time. May his kind and gentle soul find rest in the bosom of his creator.”


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