The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Bashir Yusuf Jamoh, has expressed admiration for the lifestyle and ethical conduct of Late Prince Paeke Dongban.
Until his passing on July 23, 2022, Prince Paeke had been a valued employee of the agency.
During the inauguration of a multi-purpose hall dedicated to Late Paeke in Ngootlong, Plateau State, Jamoh praised the deceased as a morally upright young man, exemplifying strong ethical values, and serving as a positive role model among his peers.
From a professional standpoint, the DG described Late Paeke as a person known for his punctuality, unwavering commitment to work, and sincere dedication to the advancement of the nation noting his contributions and exemplary character left a lasting impact on those who worked with him.
Jamoh said “An emotional void created in the hearts of the NIMASA family members by the demise of Prince is filled by the noble deeds he was noted for and the many positive ways he touched lives at work and at play.
“Prince was an ambassador of the modern Nigerian youth.”
Commending the parents of the late Prince Paeke for their commendable efforts in immortalizing their son through the construction of a multipurpose hall in his honor, the NIMASA DG assured them that the agency, along with all friends of Paeke, would always be there to support them.
Present at the event were several dignitaries, including Prince Paeke’s mother, Hon. Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, who currently serves as the President of the Federal Court of Appeal.
They spoke warmly about the deceased and provided strength and support to the grieving family. Among these dignitaries were Governors Caleb Muftwang of Plateau, Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Hyacinth Alia of Benue, and Abdullahi Sule of Nassarawa. Additionally, former Governors Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and Jonah Jang of Plateau were in attendance.
The President of the Nigeria Bar Association, Yakubu Maikyau, along with traditional rulers and other esteemed guests, graced the occasion with their presence.
The highlight of the gathering was the formal commissioning of the multipurpose hall by Dr. Jamoh in honor of the late Prince Paeke, who was born on January 29, 1984, and passed away on July 23, 2022.