Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has paid a condolence visit to the family of late Comrade Silas Adamu, who died alongside his wife and daughter in a ghastly auto accident last week.
According to a statement signed by the Executive Public Relations Officer, Tsaunin Kura GRA Residents Association (Sabo GRA), Okpani Jacob Onjewu Dickson, during the visit on Thursday, he offered automatic employment to the deceased’s eldest son, Kelvin, as well as scholarship to his two youngest children.
Abubakar, who is away in Dubai, was represented by his Special Adviser on Youth and Support Groups, Ambassador Aliyu Bin Abbas, who is also the Director General of the Atiku Care Foundation.He explained that Abubakar is out of the country, but sent a mail immediately he received the news of Adamu’s demise.
“On getting the information yesterday, he immediately ordered that he should be represented today on a condolence visit to the family,” Abbas said.
Speaking further, he said Abubakar described the deceased as a patriotic and peace loving Nigerian who made lots of sacrifices in various capacities in which he served.Also speaking, SSA to DG Atiku Care Foundation, Collins Onyeaji, said as the Bible directs: “You mourn those who mourn.
“One of mandates of Atiku Care Foundation is to help and support families that are in grief or those in need.“To let you know that Atiku was touched by this incident from yesterday, he said we should come today on behalf of him. If he has been in the country, he would have been here.“He said we should take note of the vacuum left behind by the deceased so that we can know where to fill.”In response on behalf of the family, Billy I. Akut, an elder brother of the deceased, extended appreciation to the former Vice President.Akut said: “On behalf of the family, let me say that we are really touched by the visit of His Excellency, will be glad to receive the support he promised.
“We are glad you are here in safety.“We pray God keeps the organisation.“Thank you so much.“May the Lord bless you and bless your intentions.”
It would be recalled that on March 8, 2021, Comrade Adamu alongside his wife, Mercy Silas G. Adamu, and his beloved daughter, Joy Kubai Silas G. Adamu, died after a tragic accident along Kaduna-Abuja Expressway.
Until his death, he was the President General of the Tsaunin Kura GRA Residents Association (Sabo GRA), President of Atyap Community Development Association, as well as national Secretary General of the Medical Health Workers Union of Nigeria.