MWUN visits late Otunba Folarin’ s family; lauds his contributions to maritime

MWUN visits late Otunba Folarin' s family; lauds his contributions to maritime

…family says burial may hold in January.


Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) on Wednesday, paid a condolence visit to the residence of late Otunba Kunle Folarin in Lagos.

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The visit which was led by the Union’s President General, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju, was to commiserate with families of the late maritime stakeholder.

Recall that Otunba Kunle Folarin died last week Tuesday in Lagos, even as maritime stakeholders have continued to mourn the icon. He died at the age of 81. He was born 28th November 1940.

Speaking during the visit, the PG while extolling the virtues of the late PCC Chairman, described him as the most experienced and versatile personality in the maritime sector.

He recalled how Otunba Folarin employed him as a tally clerk during days of Alraine Shipping Company noting that he contributed his own quota to the maritime sector.

He recalled that Late Otunba Folarin’ was instrumental to the lots of Seafarers and dockworkers respectively.

“Baba was the one that tutored all of us in this industry and we felt there was the need for us to visit the family.

“About three weeks ago, I ran into Baba in Abuja and we spoke extensively but unfortunately, I never knew that would be the last interaction with him,” Adeyanju stressed.

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While responding, the daughter of the deceased, Olamide Adeosun, expressed excitement over the visit by the union even as she added that the maritime sector really acknowledged the role of late Otunba Kunle Folarin through the visits of maritime CEOs and other stakeholders.

She disclosed that the burial rites is expected to hold in January but that no particular date had been fixed yet.

Her words, “We are blown away with what we are seeing because we came to realised that the maritime sector is a phenomenal. Its amazing and heartwarming to us. Even though you all are not together. We are so blessed with the visits of maritime stakeholders.

“We are yet to finalise the plans for the burial but we are looking at January 2023 and we realised that it is now family affair and the maritime industry is now part of the family”,she noted.

Deputy President General, MWUN, Comrade Harry Tonye Leonard stated that late Folarin was proactive while ageing describing him as encyclopedia in maritime affairs.

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