Gov. Yahaya Bello supports family of late police outrider, grants scholarship to children
By Our Reporter
March 20, 2021 - Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has offered support to the family of late police outrider, Insp. Aminu Salihu, granting scholarship to his children, cash donation and a promise of houses to his wives.
Gov. Yahaya Bello offered the support while meeting and condoning with the family of late Salihu on Saturday in Abuja.
The late Salihu who died on March 15th in road accident in the line of duty was the nation’s best and most celebrated outrider for many years until his death.
Touched by the death of the late police aide, Yahaya Bello described the death of Salihu as a huge loss to not just his family and friends, but a great loss to the nation.
Yahaya Bello while condoling with the deceased’s two wives, five children and mother made cash donations to the family, a promise of two houses to be delivered to the family in Kubwa area where they reside.
He said that the scholarship would ensure the five children he lefts behind continue with their education.
"Inspector Aminu'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", Yahaya Bello said.
Responding on behalf of the family, senior wife of the deceased, Martha Aminu-Salihu thanked the governor for identifying and standing by them at their grieving moments.
Mrs Aminu-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.
“Thank you, your Excellency. Our late husband has told us several times that you are the source of his light, you have been his hope and that we should continue to pray for you.
“Your Excellency, you have demonstrated what my late husband had told us about you this morning. Thank you for lightening up our grieving moods.
“I pray that whatever you are looking for in this life, God will grant you. No obstacle can stand your way to deprive you of your heart desires.
“We are very grateful to your excellency and God Almighty will reward you”, Mrs Aminu-Salihu prayed.