The Vice Chairman, Seaport Terminal Operators’ Association of Nigeria (STOAN), Captain Emmanuel Omotayo, is dead.
Captain Omotayo died in Lagos on Saturday 11th May, 2013.
Chairman of STOAN, Princess (Dr.) Vicky Haastrup, in a statement issued by the association over the weekend, described the death of the master mariner as shocking and unexpected.
“I am truly saddened by Captain Omotayo’s death. He was more than just a colleague; he was an amazing person. He was a professional to the core and was always so kind and considerate to everyone he came across.
“His passing will not only leave a void in the maritime industry, but in the hearts of everyone who knew him. My sincere thoughts and prayers are with his family at this trying time”, Haastrup said.
Captain Emmanuel Omotayo was until his death the Managing Director of Apapa Bulk Terminal Limited (ABTL) – the port operating arm of Flour Mills Plc and concessionaires of Terminals A and B of Lagos Port Complex, Apapa. He was also the Vice President of the Nigerian Association of Master Mariners (NAMM).