Ekiti State government delegation led by Governor Ayodele Fayose on Sunday paid a condolence visit to the family of late Colonel Inuwa Bawa who passed on last Thursday in Jos at the age of sixty-five.
Fayose, who visited the deceased Ray Field residence in Jos in the company of Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong at about 3:20pm was received by family members and friends of the late Colonel.
In the message he inscribed in the condolence register, Fayose described late Bawa as a “pathfinder” who did well for the people of Ekiti State, saying the Ekiti State people continually remember him for his good deeds.
He prayed the family to bear the loss, as “Bawa was a leader who meant well in all his actions “. In his condolence message which follows that of Fayose immediately in the condolence register, Lalong described the late Bawa as a “friend and brother”, and prayed to God to grant the family the fortitude to bear the “pain”.
Fayose promised that the pioneer military administrator will be immediately immortalized by the people and government of Ekiti State by naming the first government house erected by the deceased after him.
Fayose also announced a gratuitous welfare package for the last three kids of the deceased that will see them through from their present educational stages up to the university level.
Accordingly, Fayose announced a yearly amount of N2.5million each year to cover the three children over a ten-year period. He said he will invite Bawa’s family to Ekiti to witness the unveiling of the government house to be named after Bawa, during which time they will sign the document in respect of the N2.5million annually, 10-year educational grant to the three children to make it binding on successive administrations.