A staff of Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Mr. Yusuf Muniru passed on yesterday morning at his residence.
The NSC worker described by the Council’s management as valued and conscientious was alleged to have been preparing for work on Monday, May 4th, 2020 before he died.
The Executive Secretary of NSC, Mr. Hassan Bello led a delegation of the Council staff for a condolence visit to his home in Igando, Lagos yesterday.
A press statement signed by the Head of Public Relations at the Council, Rakiya Zubairu, read “With heavy hearts but with submission to the will of God, the family of Oladunjoye and the Management of Nigerian Shippers Council announce the transition of Yusuf Muniru at the age of 52.”
“He passed on this morning at his home as he was preparing to come to work. Yusuf who has been buried will be sorely missed by his wife Mary Oladunjoye and 5 children as well as his colleagues in Shippers’ Council.”
In his tribute, the Executive Secretary of NSC, Mr. Hassan Bello said, “We have just returned from paying a condolence visit to the family of our late colleague Munir Yusuf at his home in Igando. We commiserated with his wife and his first son Matthew who is just 21.”
“As you will all attest, Yusuf was a diligent and ever cheerful colleague who was dedicated to his work. Even though he had a history of hypertension and diabetes he was being managed by the Council’s clinic.”
“He was looking forward to conveying returning staff to work this morning as he had just taken delivery of a new bus. He suddenly took ill in the early hours of today and slumped. It’s a sad loss. The Council has made arrangements to support and to counsel the family through this difficult time. May his soul rest in peace”.
Meanwhile, the Assistant Director, General Services, Shippers’ Council, Alhaji Adamu Malgwi described Yusuf as a diligent worker.
His words: “He was popularly known as pastor. He was a very hard-working and dedicated driver. Amongst other duties, he conveyed staff on the Iyana-Ipaja route for more than ten years.”
“He was allocated a new bus just last Friday and I even had cause to verbally commend him as I was handing over the keys. It is really sad. May his soul rest in peace”.