Gov Abiodun Awards Scholarships To Children Of Assassinated Aide

 Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has approved the immediate payment of the gratuity of the slain Director of Finance and Administration in his office, Mr Taiwo Oyekanmi, to his next of kin.

Suspected armed robbers attacked Oyekanmi on November 29 as he was returning to his office from a bank in Abeokuta where he had gone to withdraw cash for the Government House. The robbers killed Oyekanmi and carted away the money.

The governor said in Abeokuta on Wednesday at a memorial service in honour of the deceased that the payment of the gratuity would cushion the effects of the death on his family.

He also announced full scholarships for the children of the deceased.

He said he had also instructed the Ministry of Housing to provide the widow and children of late Oyekanmi with one of the affordable homes built by his administration.

He added, “I also promised when I went to see the widow that we would not leave her and the children in the cold. We shall stand by the family and support it. We cannot replace Oyekanmi, but we will do everything to cushion the effect of his departure.

“I have since signed up on some of the support immediately. So, this is not a promise that you have to come to us to request that we fulfil it.”

He enjoined the family to support the widow and the children he left behind, adding that all the support to be given to her were exclusively hers.

He noted, “I plead with the family members. I know how our tradition works. Please, bear with this woman. Oyekanmi was your brother, nephew and cousin, but he was the woman’s husband; she has lost her husband; the children have lost their father.

“All these support that are due to be given to her are for her exclusively.”

The governor reiterated his promise that his administration would do all within its power to bring the perpetrators of the crime to book


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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