Contrary to a report published on the front page of Thisday newspaper this morning and which was extensively quoted by other media that former Chief of General Staff (CGS) and President of the Nigerian Chamber of Shipping (NCS), Admiral Mike Okhai Akhigbe is dead, fresh reports have it that this may not be correct.
A family friend who described himself as a Manager at 5 Star Logistics and who claimed to be a close famiy friend of the Akhigbes, told SHIPS & PORTS DAILY that while the former CGS is being treated abroad for an undisclosed ailment, he is still very much alive.
“I was with him two weeks ago and I was with the children yesterday and I can assure you that no such thing happened. I am very close to the family and I know they are unhappy with the report,” the 5 Star Logistics Manager who would not disclose his name told SHIPS & PORTS DAILY on phone.
When contacted, Director General of the Nigerian Chamber of Shipping (NCS), Mrs. Ify Anazonwu-Akerele said: “I doubt the authenticity of the report. I am still trying to reach his wife in the U.S. and I will get back to you as soon as I get in touch with her but I really doubt the report.”
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