- Oraekwusi was an iconic personality – Anaroke
The organizers of MMS Woman of Fortune Hall of Fame (WoFHoF) Initiative have joined Nigerian maritime stakeholders in mourning the demise of its Board of Trustees (BOT) Chairperson, Barr. (Mrs.) Margaret Nkem Onyema-Oraekwusi.
MMS WoFHoF Initiative made this known in a press statement signed by its Founder/ Chief Executive, Mr. Kingsley Anaroke, even as he described Oraekwusi as an iconic personality.
In the statement titled: “Margaret Orakwusi: Gone But Lives On”, Anaroke stressed that there are two classes of great people in the universe – those who have worked assiduously to make this world more habitable and those who have contributed significantly in their exclusive little world.
“Interestingly, Barr. (Mrs.) Margaret Nkem Onyema-Oraekwusi stood astride the classes. No wonder since her passage, there has been a palpable void in the maritime industry. History will always remember her for the key role she played in adding immense values to the world in her time. She left an indelible mark for this generation and the generations yet unborn to see and applaud. What an Iconic personality!”
“MMS WOFHOF Initiative sympathizes with the immediate and the entire Onyema/Oraekwusi family on the death of our Chairperson, Board of Trustees (BOT). Her tenure as the BOT Chairperson was eventful and value-yielding to the industry and the humanity at large.”
“We thank God for giving her the special wisdom in her sojourn on earth but most importantly seek that He grants you all the courage to bear late Barr. (Mrs.) Margaret’s eternal call. May her soul rest in perfect peace. We deeply and sincerely share in your grief,” the statement read.
MMS WoFHoF Initiative is a not-for-profit organization registered in Nigeria with relevant agencies and international certifications. It has Role Modeling, Capacity Building and Leadership as areas of focus to deliver its objectives.
Over 60 women of substance with invaluable records of achievement and career trajectory have been inducted into the MMS Hall of Fame and with their support and mentorship over 3000 women have been empowered through capacity building and financial assistance in form of grants, revolving loans scheme and scholarships.