By Olawale Ibrahim, Lokoja
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has promised scholarship to the children of the Police Officer and Escort Outrider, Inspector Aminu Salihu who died while in active service.
Inspector Salihu died on Monday, March, 15, in an accident on the Ajaokuta -Lokoja road.
A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Muhammed Onogwu, said Governor Bello on Saturday visited the family of the deceased promising to ensure that those he left behind are well taken care of.
“The Governor in an emotional laden voice described the death of Salihu as a personal huge loss, not just to his family, friends but to the nation.
“Inspector Salihu’s death came when the nation needs him most; he was a gentleman, diligent and highly professional. He brought finesse and dexterity to policing. This is a personal huge loss to me and the country at large,” he said.
Governor Bello while condoling with the two wives of the deceased, his five children and mother in Abuja, made a cash donation to the family, a promise of two houses to be delivered to the family in Kubwa area where they reside and scholarships to the children left behind by late Inspector.
In her response, the senior wife of the deceased, Martha Ode Salihu thanked the governor for identifying and standing by them at their grieving moments.
Mrs. Salihu who was full of emotion disclosed that their late husband had always described the governor as his source of light, noting that the governor has proven that to them at their trying moment.
Late Salihu was the nation’s best and most celebrated outrider for many years until his death.