September 26, 2023


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Late Chairman of the Nigerian Ports Consultative Council (NPCC); Otunba Kunle Folarin, to be accorded befitting burial.

Otunba Folarin.

By Afolabi Oyekunle.

The remains of Otunba Kunle Folarin, the deceased Chairman of the Ports Consultative Council will be committed to mother earth on Friday January 27th.

Otunba Kunle Folarin died on November 8th, 2022, few weeks to his 82nd birthday.

A well encompassing planning committee for the burial of the late icon has been set up.

Apart from being Chairman of the PCC, Otunba Folarin was also Chairman of the National Seafarers Welfare Board.

Addressing a press conference in Lagos, the acting Chairman of PCC, Mr. Bolaji Sunmola said activities towards the final burial will commence from January 19, 2023 with a Colloquium.

The funeral, according to the Committee will start with a Colloquium, which is being put together by the maritime media in honour of the deceased. It is billed to hold at Rockview Hotel in Apapa on Thursday January 19, 2023.

Mr. Sunmola told the media that, “the Planning Committee is putting finishing touches to an industry Night of Tributes on 25th of January which will be an opportunity for stakeholders to pay their last respect to late Otunba Folarin, who served the industry for more than 50 years, the last years as the chairman of PCC”.

He added that, “stakeholders are expected to be a part of the Night of Tributes in any way that they can.

He confirmed that the Night of Tributes which will also be attended by family members of the deceased is billed to hold at the prestigious Harbour Point on Victoria Island in Lagos.

According to him, the Night of Tributes will be followed by a Service of Songs on the 26th of January.

Mr. Sunmola confirmed that the remains of late Otunba Kunle Folarin would be committed to mother earth on Friday January 27th, 2023.

He equally appealed that the various aspects of the funeral, beginning with the Colloquium by the maritime media are all for maritime industry stakeholders to show their last respect for the deceased.