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The Executive National President of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), Alhaji (Dr) Musa Mohammed, Maitakobi 1, has described as a personal loss the death of the Chairman of RTEAN in Bayelsa State, Hon (Barr) Chris Adokeme.
Adokeme reportedly died on Tuesday after a brief illness.
The executive president in a statement made available to PLATFORM TIMES through Deputy National President, Adminisrative,Amb. Muhammad Abubakar Bishara said he received the sad news of Adokeme’s sudden with a great shock .
He described late Bayelsa Chairman as a gentleman who had an admirable leadership charisma.
According to the statement , as a mark of honour, the President has directed that all flags at the various secretariats across the country should fly at half mast.
The statement read ” on Tuesday morning, the Executive National President of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), Alhaji (Dr) Musa Mohammed, Maitakobi 1, received with great shock, the sad news of the sudden demise of Hon (Barr) Chris Adokeme, the Chairman of RTEAN in Bayelsa State, after a brief illness.
“Barr Chris Adokeme was a fine gentleman who had an admirable leadership charisma and held very tenaciously, the values of integrity, reliability, and trustworthiness.
“Mr President considers his death as a personal loss and a great set back to the entire association given their affinity, the progress he made in the Bayelsa Branch of our association and by extension, the entire South South region where he served, until his death, as the Zonal Secretary.
“However, our consolation is in the fact that he led a good life, made positive impacts and moreover, death is a debt that all mortals will pay at one time or another.
“Mr President, while awaiting the announcement of his burial arrangement, wishes to extend, on behalf of the entire association, his heartfelt condolences to members of his immediate and extended families.
“He prays Allah to grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss and his soul, eternal rest.
“On this Black Tuesday, our hero might have transcended to the great beyond as a gallant warrior that he was, he will no doubt live-on in our hearts.
“Until a contrary directive is given, Mr President has directed that all flags at our various secretariats across the country should fly at half mast.”