(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Following the demise of Inspector Aminu Salihu, police outrider to Kogi’s Gov. Yahaya Bello, who lost his life in the line of duty on March 15, his principal, on Saturday doled out some largess to his family.
The governor made the donation when he paid a condolence visit to the family of the deceased on Saturday in Kubwa, Abuja, offering scholarships to Salihu’s five children, alongside cash and a pledge of two houses to be sited in Kubwa, for of Salihu’s two widows, his five children and mother.
Gov. Bello said the scholarships would ensure that the five children Salihu left behind were able to continue with their education.
In her reaction on behalf of the family, Salihu’s senior widow, Martha, thanked the governor for identifying and standing by the family at their grieving moment. She said Salihu had always told his family that the governor was his source of light, noting that the governor just vindicated the deceased by his gesture.
Until his death, Insp Salihu was the nation’s best and most celebrated outrider for many years.