The National President of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Hon. Tony Iju Nwabunike has revealed that the Late Otunba Kunle Folarin help him instill professionalism in his practice of freight forwarding as a young practitioner.
Nwabunike disclosed this is in a chat with News Diet as he described Otunba’s demise has one that has left “a void in the nation’s maritime industry where he contributed immensely with his knowledge and experience for decades”.
The freight forwarding veteran also described Otunba as a believer in the emancipation of the Nigerian economy through a robust maritime sector, adding that the Chairman of Ports Consultative Council, Otunba, left when he was needed most.
Nwabunike’s words: “Otunba impacted on me as an individual through his fatherly role in my early days and guided my path towards professionalism.”
“Indeed, his demise has left a void in our maritime industry where he has contributed immensely from his knowledge and experience. His contributions were, no doubt, invaluable.”
“He was a believer in the emancipation of the Nigerian economy through a robust maritime sector. Baba left us even when we needed him the most.”
The ANLCA President who has been out of the country for some months condoled the widow, children, other members of Otunba’s immediate family as well as the entire Nigerian maritime community over the sad passage of late Otunba Folarin.
“We will miss his wealth of experience and love. May his soul rest in peace,” Nwabunike added.