The Women in Maritime and Energy Awards (WIME) Advisory Board led by its Chairperson, Mrs. Chizoba Anyika has paid a condolence visit to commiserate with the family of Onyema and Orakwusi over the passing unto glory of Barr. Mrs. Margaret Onyema-Orakwusi, a Maritime Lawyer and a Shipping Magnate.

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The Advisory Board joined other industry stakeholders and leaders to pay a condolence visit to the bereaved family on 1st May 2023 where the Chairperson noted with great pain that the late Onyema-Orakwusi was not just a great supporter of WIME activities but also a recipient at the maiden edition of the prestigious awards in 2022 where she was honoured with the “Trailblazer in Maritime Excellence Award” due to her incredible strength, determination, devotion and indomitable contributions to the Maritime industry.

Mrs. Anyika speaking in her condolence message noted that the deceased’s life-long passion and profession has contributed immensely in developing the Nigerian Maritime Industry.

“We deeply regret this loss to the family and the entire maritime industry because I can tell you for a fact that the Late Barr. Mrs. Margaret Onyema-Orakwusi was a kind, authentic and loving person whose love cuts across board from the down-trodden of the earth to the high and mighty.

Anyika noted that the Maritime doyenne had a persona which was a typical example of “women supporting women” and her many inspirational drive at mentoring many industry practitioners through community development and financial empowerment made her matriarch of great repute.

Anyika noted that she was and will continue to be an inspiration to many industry practitioners and her strategic contributions to the industry will surely be missed.

The Women in Maritime and Energy Awards Advisory Board deeply regrets this loss to the family and the industry.