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WIME Awards Advisory Board visits Margaret Orakwus,’s family, describes her as inspiration to many industry practitioners

WIME Awards Advisory Board visits Margaret Orakwus,'s family, describes her as inspiration to many industry practitioners

 

The Women in Maritime and Energy (WIME), have joined industry stakeholders to mourn late maritime Amazon, Barr Margaret Onyema-Orakwusi

The group led by its Chairperson, Mrs Chizoba Anyika paid a condolence visit to the family on 1st of May, 2023 over the demise of the shipping magnate.

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In a statement on Friday, Anyika noted during the visit that the late Maritime lawyer was a great supporter of the WWE activities

According to Anyika, late Orakwusi was a receipient of the WIME Trailblazer in Maritime Excellence Award.”

She added that Orakwusu was honoured with the award due to her incredible strength, determination, devotion and indomitable contributions to the Maritime industry.

In her condolence message, the Chairperson noted that late Mrs. Onyema-Orakwusi’s life-long passion and profession contributed immensely in developing the Nigerian Maritime Industry.

Her words, “We deeply regret this loss to the family and the entire maritime industry because I can tell you for a fact that the late Barr. Mrs. Margret Onyema-Orakwusi was a kind, authentic and loving person whose love cuts across board from the down-trodden of the earth to the high and mighty.

“The Maritime doyenne had a persona which was a typical example of “women supporting women” and her many inspirational drive at mentoring many industry practitioners through community development and financial empowerment made her matriarch of great repute.

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“She was and will continue to be an inspiration to many industry practitioners and her strategic contributions to the industry will surely be missed.The Women in Maritime and Energy Awards Advisory Board deeply regret this loss to the family and the industry and pray that God will give the family and the industry the fortitude to bear this loss.

“May the soul of the departed abide in God’s bosom.”

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