President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of Engr. Rotimi Fashakin, a former Executive Director of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) between 2016 and 2020.
Fashakin reportedly died in England on Saturday at the age 59 years.
Reacting to the demise of Fashakin in a statement by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, on Monday in Abuja, Buhari said:
” I’m saddened by the death of such a dedicated and loyal party man whose intellect and competence were amazing.
“As a former spokesperson of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) party, I’m proud to put it on record that Fashakin was one of the most dedicated and hardworking party officials that I had ever known and related with.”
While recalling his relationship with Fashakin in the former CPC, the president explained that “the former party spokesperson had also given a good account of himself.
According to Buhari, late Fashakin always discharged every responsibility with” amazing skill and competence.”
He described deceased as “an outstanding loyalist who would stand by you through thick and thin without ever complaining. These are rare virtues among our politicians.
”May God bless his gentle soul and forgive his shortcomings and grant his family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss,” the president added.
Also reacting to Fashakin’s death, the Director General of NIMASA, Dr Bashir Jamoh described the late Fashakin as a brother and a friend.
In a tweet, the NIMAS DG wrote: “I cannot imagine I have lost you, Engr Rotimi Fashakin. Oh, I have lost a brother. I have lost a friend. I have lost a buddy & colleague in service. I am unable to wrap my head around this sad news. May God grant you eternal rest, keep your wife & children”.
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