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Ramalan, Pioneer NIMASA Chairman Mourns former NIMASA DG, Ferdinand Agu

Dr Ahmed Tijjani Ramalan , Pioneer Board Chairman the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency NIMASA said he received with a rude shock the sad news of the sudden tragic passing of Arch Ferdinand Agu, a former Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Authority (now NIMASA).

A statement on Saturday by Ramalan said Ferdy, as he was fondly called, by friends and Colleagues lamented that Nigerian Maritime Administration under a New Leadership could not tap or harness the enormous resource reservoir in Ferdinand Agu before he passed on.

“Ferdinand Agu was a patriot, a Pan-Nigeria and a leading light in the affairs of men and women in the Nigeria”s Maritime World “, he said

The late Ferdinand Agu passed almost 30 Days after attending a stakeholders engagement to the usher in the New NIMASA Director General, Dr Dayo Moberiola and his Executive Directors.Said Ramallan:
“I sat next to Ferdi during the event which lasted hours brainstorming on how to support the new Executive Management of NIMASA in all areas of their Regulatory Mandates” Ramallan revealed.

In his lifetime, he said this iconic and legendary Nigerian Maritime Czar had friends spread across all the geo- political zones and divides of Nigeria.

He described Mr Agu as a nationalist , father, friend, brother and benefactor to many Nigerians too numerous to mention., Ramallan explained.

“While we pray that the Almighty God will grant the soul of Architect Ferdinand Agu an eternal rest in his bosom, we urge the bereaved to accept with serenity the things we cannot change,” he concluded

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