- Kogi state has lost another public servant
- The chairman of the Kogi state security trust fund, Siaka Oyibo, has been declared dead
- His death comes after the death of the Kogi state chief judge and Governor Yahaya Bello's PA
The chairman of the Kogi state security trust fund, Siaka Oyibo, has died at the age of 69.
The Kogi state government revealed this in a statement, on Thursday, July 2.
The statement signed by the state commissioner for information and communications, Kingsley Fanwo, said Oyibo died from diabetes.
Part of the statement reads: “Oyibo was hugely instrumental to the security strides of the Governor Yahaya Bello administration as the chairman of the security trust fund.
“As he bowed after fighting bravely against diabetes at the age of 69, he will be remembered for his patriotism, hard work and commitment to the security agenda of the present administration in the state.”
Two weeks ago, the personal assistant to Governor Bello, Abdulateef Suleiman, was declared dead.
A statement from the governor's spokesman, Onogwu Muhammed on Wednesday, June 17, revealed that the late Suleiman died in a private hospital in Abuja.
“We regret to announce the passage of the personal assistant to the governor of Kogi state, Abdulateef Suleiman.
“The deceased had been on admission at a private hospital in Abuja for the treatment of septic shock but died of cardiac arrest this morning.
“He will be buried today according to Islamic funeral rites. May God accept his soul,” the statement read.
Similarly, Nasir Ajanah, the chief judge of Kogi state recently died at a COVID-19 isolation centre in Gwagwalada, Abuja.
A family member of the late chief judge confirmed his death on Sunday morning, June 28.
The deaths are coming at a time Governor Bello of Kogi has consistently dismissed the COVID-19 pandemic as an artificial creation.
He said COVID-19 is being propagated to cause fear and panic among the Nigerian people.
“Do not give in to fear and evil of the issues of COVID-19…. it is a disease that has been imported propagated and forced on the people for no just cause,” he said.
Meanwhile, Governor Udom Emmanuel has again reiterated that the Akwa Ibom state government has not received any financial assistance from the federal government in the fight against COVID-19.
The governor made this known during a routine media chat to update citizens on efforts of the state government in tackling the COVID-19 scourge.
According to him, it was important to clear the misconception that the state was being supported financially by the federal government in this direction.
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