Late Otunba Kunle Folarin
How Maritime Academy Honoured Otunba Kunle Folarin A Year Before Demise-Rector
Fred Omotara, Lagos
Rector of the Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN), Commodore Duja Effedua (rtd) has said that Otunba Kunle Folarin, until his death, was a pillar to the Academy. This is even as the Rector said that he is glad the Academy honoured Otunba Kunle Folarin with a Street in his name a year before death came calling.
Rector, Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Commodore Duja Effedua
Speaking with kadecommunicationng on the sad development on Thursday, Commodore Duja Effedua said that he never knew that his last discussion with Otunba Kunle Folarin on the 6th of November was a goodbye discussion.
Otunba Kunle Folarin standing on the street named after him inside the Maritime Academy of Nigeria
According to the Maritime Academy Rector, “We shared a lot and he told me a lot of things lately and plenty of advices.  He also told me about his situation.  He has always been a pillar. He will surely be missed. How sad!
Otunba Kunle Folarin being put through on one of the new simulators of the Academy
“We chatted  last on 6 November. I never knew that was his goodbye. I am glad we chatted.”
On Otunba Kunle Folarins’ contribution to the Academy, Commodore Duja Effedua said that, “He was passionate about the progress of the Academy .
“He made four personal visits at his own expense  to support  our work. He was a great Nigerian. I am glad we honoured him with a Street at the Academy in recognition  of his contributions  to the Institution.”
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