By Ignatius Ushie
Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige has expressed his sympathy with the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) on the death of the Secretary General of the Medical and Health Workers Union (MHWUN), Dr Silas Adamu.
In a statement made available to PEAKNEWS in Abuja, Ngige who also commiserated with MHWUN, described the tragic death of Dr Adamu, his wife and daughter in a fatal road accident as very shocking and devastating.
The Honourable Minister expressed his deepest sympathies to the NLC, MHWUN and the immediate family of the deceased, “On behalf of the entire members and staff of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, I send my condolences and deepest sympathies to the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Medical and Health Workers Union (MHWUN) on the tragic death of its Secretary General, Dr Silas Adamu, his wife and daughter, in a fatal auto crash along Kaduna-Abuja highway on Monday, March 8, 2021”.
“The news was very distressful and agonising to me. That his wife and daughter also lost their lives in the accident makes it more painful. I understand the pains and anguish that those who lost their loved ones are experiencing at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with the NLC family and the immediate family of the deceased.”
According to the Honourable Minister, the outpouring of emotions from friends and associates of Dr Adamu showed that he was a man of peace who impacted positively on the lives of others, particularly those that crossed paths with him in his lifetime.
He prayed God Almighty to give all those that the deceased left behind the strength and fortitude to bear this great loss and to accept the souls of the departed in Paradise. The statement read in part.