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Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Governor Dickson Offers Employment To Wives Of Killed Pilots



Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson has offered employment to the wives of two Bayelsa-born pilots who were killed earlier this year in a helicopter crash, during combat with Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State.

The governor, who made this known through his Special Adviser on Media Relations, Fidelis Sorowei, made the pronouncement during his visit to one of the widows, Mrs Diepreye Inokoba Jacob, earlier today.

Governor Dickson also offered employment to the wife of the second pilot, Lieutenant Owei, who died in 2016, when the Commander 115 Special Operations Group, Port Harcourt, Air Commodore E Ebiowei, drew his attention to it.

The governor said the automatic employment was the state government’s modest way of encouraging and rallying support for the relatives left behind by the indigenes of the state who got killed in active service to their fatherland.

He also described the late pilots as heroes whose services were a source of pride to the Ijaw nation.

We are very proud of the services and the sacrifices that our departed young heroes made. We hereby announce automatic employment for the wife.

“We hear you are doing your National Youth Service, you will get your letter of employment as soon as you complete your compulsory service to the nation.

“The Base Commander has told us that another officer, flight Lieutenant Owei also died while fighting in the North East. I hereby announce immediate employment for his widow.

“This is our modest way of encouraging our people in the service of this nation. Our people, from the beginning, have stood for Nigeria. We have been doing that and we are not going to get tired to demand that Nigeria does what is right for us too,” he said.

The governor had earlier paid a condolence visit to the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, on January 11, 2019, to condole with the NAF on the death of the pilot.

Naija News recalls two pilots of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) and three other personnel aboard a military helicopter were killed earlier in a helicopter crash at Damasak, on January 2, 2019.

They were later buried on Tuesday, January 8.

Source: Naija News

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