His Excellency, Governor Yahaya Bello of kogi state was today represented by the Deputy Governor, Chief Edward Onoja at the burial procession of late Dekina Local Government Chairman and All Progressives Congress stakeholder, Chief Adejoh Akowe at his country home, Abocho, in Dekina LGA.
The burial which harvested troupes of mourners who came to pay their last respect to the deceased was an emotional moment for all.
Speaking, the Deputy Governor conveyed the condolences of the Governor, in his words ” “His Excellency the Governor sent me to commiserate with his wife and children, stating that this is one loss too much in Kogi state”.
He continued, “”We would not dwell on who killed who. There is Jajah, there is Samaila, there is Chief Edime and others. Do we continue this trend? Adejoh Akowe did not die of COVID19. It is a fall of moral decadence in the fabric of the Igala kingdom. It is very alien to the Igala Kingdom.
This is not a PDP or APC problem but a society problem that which is a challenge that we must strongly attend to.
It starts from the family setting which says one should train a child in the way of the lord so he will not depart from it”.
Extolling the virtues of Adejo, he remarks: “I have known Adejoh Akowe dating 2006/2007 when he was Operations manager at Guarantee Trust Bank, Lokoja.
He was a humble man whose yes was yes and no was no. He is not a two faced human being. He is not a double timer.
The devil and his agents have done their worst, but may them live forever”.
Revealing the message of the Governor, he says “His Excellency has promised from 2021 academic session to support his children with their schooling”.
He charged the people of Dekina to find a positive change going forward, in his words “Let the death of Adejoh Akowe be turn around in Dekina. If it is the only honor Dekina people will do him that we never hear of deaths in of this kind in the LGA again”, he said.
Consoling his siblings, he says “To his siblings, we will not turn back from your family even in death”.
He also commented on the year 2020, stating” 2020 has been a devastating year for me. Just within 24 hours, this should be the 4th burial I am attending. May God give us the grace to stay alive”.
He continued “And as many that are projecting 2023, dont forget the parable of the rich fool, which I also believe is in the Quran. He stored plenty for the future but the owner of life decided to call him home that night.
May we all live to see 2021”.
Present at the burial are sons and daughters of Dekina LGA, which includes the Senator Representing Kogi East Senatorial District, Distinguished Sen. Jubril Echocho, The House of Representatives member representing Dekina/Bassa, Hon. Hassan Abdullahi Baiwa, Kogi East APC Zonal Chairman, Hon. Ahmedi Attah, current Assembly Member of Dekina State Constituency, Hon. Enema Paul, State Assembly Member representing Olamaboro State Constituency, Hon. Bobby Alewo Ujah, Member Representing Ankpa State Constituency, Hon. Momoh Rabiu Alfa, The State Auditor General, Hon. Yakubu Okala, The Commissioner for Rural Development, Hon. One Ejigbo, The Special Adviser on Project Monitoring, Hon. Usman Ochidi, the Chief Press Secretary to the Kogi State Governor, Hon. Onogwu Muhammed, Federal Civil Servant,Elder Obolo Okpanachi, the APC Flag Bearer and former SSA on Security to Dekina LGA, Hon. Shaibu Okolo, Former Dekina LGA Chairman, Hon. Mohammed Ali, the Ogohi Onu Anyigba, HRH Alhaji Abu Shaibu Okolo, Onu Abocho, HRH, Tijani Okutachi, The Acting Rector of Kogi State Polytechnic, Dr. Usman Ogbo, the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Niger State, Prof. Sam Egwu, the Igala Socio-Cultural Development Association President, political functionaries, other party stalwarts, friends of the deceased, well wishers and others.
Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor.
31st October, 2020