Se­cu­rity: Ek­iti govt presents cash gift to slain sol­dier’s widow

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - From Doyin Ade­busuyi, Ado Ek­iti

Ek­iti State Gov­ern­ment yes­ter­day pre­sented cash gift to Mrs Aisha At­tahiru Ab­dulquadir, widow of Lance Cor­po­ral At­tah Ab­dulquadir.

Ab­dulquadir lost his life on Oc­to­ber 24, 2018 while on duty in Ogo­tun Ek­iti.

Pre­sent­ing the gift, the Sec­re­tary to the State Gov­ern­ment, Mr Bio­dun Oye­banji, said the ges­ture was borne out of gov­ern­ment’s con­cern for the sur­vival of the widow and her son fol­low­ing the death of the fam­ily’s bread­win­ner.

A state­ment by the Chief Sec­re­tary to the Gov­er­nor Pt­ess Yinka Oye­bode on Thurs­day said the widow was ac­com­pa­nied by her 3 year-old son, Mustapha, to re­ceive the cash which amount was not dis­closed.

Oye­banji who was rep­re­sented by the Per­ma­nent Sec­re­tary, Cab­i­net and Spe­cial Ser­vices Depart­ment, Mrs Olabisi Akindele said Ek­iti State Gov­ern­ment shared the pains and grief of the de­ceased’s fam­ily and the Nige­rian Army; adding that the cash gift was to help the de­ceased’s wife “start a busi­ness and move on”.

The SSG who noted that gov­ern­ment ap­pre­ci­ated the ser­vice of the slain sol­dier in en­sur­ing se­cu­rity of lives and prop­erty along the Ogo­tun axis where he was sta­tioned, stressed that the Fayemiled ad­min­is­tra­tion would con­tinue to ap­pre­ci­ate se­cu­rity per­son­nel for risk­ing their lives to pro­tect the State and its ci­ti­zens.

Re­spond­ing, the Brigade Com­man­der of 32 Ar­tillery Brigade Akure, Bri­gadier Gen­eral James Ataguba thanked the state gov­ern­ment for pro­vid­ing suc­cour for the de­ceased’s fam­ily; stress­ing that the ad­min­is­tra­tion has shown that “it has hu­man feel­ings”.

Ataguba who was rep­re­sented by Colonel Uchechukwu Si­mon, said the gov­ern­ment’s ges­ture will en­cour­age all se­cu­rity per­son­nel to put in their best in serv­ing the state.

Photo: NAN

An ac­ci­dent scene at Costain round­about in La­gos yes­ter­day

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