NSCDC mourns lead outrider, commiserates with family

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has mourned the death of the Commandant General’s lead outrider, Assistant Superintendent of Corps 1, Dickson Dike.

According to a statement signed by the Corps Spokesperson, Olusola Odumosu on Friday, the unfortunate incident took place on Tuesday, 27 September, 2022 in Abuja at about 07.30pm.

Expressing sadness at the demise of the outrider during a condolence visit to his family, the CG, Ahmed Audi, described Dickson as a very intelligent, dedicated, hardworking, loyal, and committed officer.

Audi said, “Dickson was a very fine officer, he was dedicated and never said no to work anytime he was called upon, he loved his powerbike, he had passion for the job, and he would be greatly missed.

“His humility, dedication and loyalty gave him a very special place in my heart, he was very close to my family. So if there is anyone that is deeply touched by his death, its me.”

Audi added that Dickson’s death dealt a very painful blow on the entire NSCDC family but he is consoled by the fact that his good nature and humble personality will ultimately guarantee him a place in the blossom of the Lord.

He consoled the wife, children, and siblings of the deceased during the visit and prayed for the repose of his soul and God’s guidance and protection to those he left behind.

“Madam, please take heart, your husband was a good man. We will try our best. We will not leave you alone but assist you during this trying period.

“My office is ready to shoulder all the burial expenses and also ensure that his life Insurance and burial benefits are paid as quickly as possible.

“I championed the payment of insurance benefits to personnel when I came on board as the Commandant General in 2021 and Dickson’s case will not be an exception”, the CG assured.

In the same vein, the President of Civil Defence Officer’s Wives Association, Aishat Audi, who accompanied her husband comforted the widow of the deceased and assured her of the association’s support.

She said, “I know how it feels to lose a loved one, talkless of a husband. I want to encourage you to be strong because of these beautiful children and God will see you through.

“It is painful that he left this sinful world at a time when you need him most but rest assured that we will keep you and the children in mind.

“We will not be far from you and I will make sure we support you in our own little way.”

Responding on behalf of the family, Pastor Olumuyi Adebayo of SafeHill Prophetic Assembly, Mararaba, thanked the CG and his team for coming personally to comfort the family.

He appreciated the prayers, words of encouragement, moral and financial support, and love the Corps showed to the family.

He described the deceased as a good Christian and dedicated member of their church when he was alive.

He assured of intimating the Corps with burial arrangements once a decision is taken by the family.

Peace Dickson, wife of the deceased, expressed appreciation to the CG, President of CDOWA, and the entire Corps for the condolence visit and love shown to her husband even in death.

She said that the death of her husband had created a huge vacuum in the family, and life can never be the same without him.

Born on the 23rd of October, 1989, Asc 1 Dickson Dike hailed from Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State and is survived by his wife and two children.


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