Press Release: MAN, Oron Mourns as CEO Passes On

The atmosphere in the nation’s premier maritime training institution, Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron has been that of shock and disbelief as Management and Staff of the institution try to come to terms with the sudden demise of its amiable and indefatigable Rector, Chief Dr. Amb. Joshua Enun Okpo. The Rector passed on Tuesday this week in Abuja, while on an official engagement with the National Assembly.

In a memo issued by the Substantive Registrar, Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron, Mr. Mkpandiok A. Mkpandiok, who until his recent appointment was the Head of Personel of the Academy, after an Emergency Management Meeting held today in the Academy, declared a 7-day Mourning period in the Academy in honour of the late Rector.

Also, all Staff, Cadets and Students of the Academy have been directed to wear black band on their left arms while the flags are to be flown at half-mast throughout the duration of mourning, in honour of the late astute Administrator.

Arrangements are being made to have Condolence Registers opened at the Academy, its Lagos and Abuja Liaison Offices and also at the Calabar and Port Harcourt Study Centres, for all who want to condole with the Academy during its period of grief and monumental loss.

Management also called on Staff to comport themselves and continue to discharge their duties as required of them, for the development of the Academy and the Nation.

We close this page with Okpo’s usual slogan: God Bless Nigeria!

 

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