The director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, has paid glowing tributes to the exemplary life and ethical values of a former employee of the agency, late Prince Paeke Dongban who passed away on July 23, 2022.
During the commissioning of a multi-purpose hall built in honour of Dongban in Ngootlong, Plateau State, Jamoh praised the late young man for his moral integrity, ethical consciousness and outstanding behaviour among his peers.
Speaking from the workplace perspective, Jamoh recalled that the deceased was known for punctuality, dedication to his work, and his sincere commitment to the progress of the nation. He highlighted the emotional impact of Dongban’s departure on the NIMASA family, emphasising that his noble deeds and positive influence on others at work and in life will continue to fill the void left by his passing.
Born on January 29, 1984, Dongban left a remarkable legacy as an ambassador of the modern Nigerian youth. Jamoh extended his appreciation to the parents of the late Gongban for their efforts in immortalising their son by constructing the multipurpose hall in his memory. He assured them of the agency’s unwavering support and all of the deceased’s friends.
Dongban’s mother, Hon. Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, currently serves as the president of the Federal Court of Appeal, adding to the significance of the occasion.
Several dignitaries graced the event with their presence and shared fond memories of the late Dongban, offering support and strength to his family. Among them were governors Caleb Muftwang of Plateau, Seyi Makinde of Oyo, Hyacinth Alia of Benue and Abdullahi Sule of Nassarawa, as well as former governors Nyesom Wike of Rivers and Jonah Jang of Plateau.
Also present were the president of the Nigerian Bar Association, Yakubu Maikyau, traditional rulers and others.
The highlight of the gathering was Jamoh’s official inauguration of the multipurpose hall, a lasting tribute to the legacy and impact of the departed Dongban.