The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dayo Mobereola has described the death of former Director General of the defunct National Maritime Authority (NMA), Architect Ferdinand Agu as a rude shock.

It is on record that the demise of the NMA gave birth to NAMASA that later became NIMASA.

A statement by NIMASA Assistant Director and Head, Public Relations, Edward Osagie quoted Mobereola saying this while reacting to Agu’s sudden passing at the weekend.

According to the statement which was made available to Maritime Bits, Mobereola stated that it was a significant loss to Nigeria, the maritime community and NIMASA in particular.

His words: “I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Arc. Ferdinand Agu, a former Director General of NMA. He left an indelible impression on me within the short time we shared during my first stakeholder engagement just last month. I had hoped to engage him more often, to tap into his wealth of experience for the collective interest of every Nigerian. Alas, death has denied us this privilege. Agu’s legacy of dedication and excellence will continue to inspire us all. We will miss his wisdom, kindness, and unwavering dedication to improving our maritime industry. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. May his soul rest in peace.”


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