The National Headquarters of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has offered to employ the wife of ASC Dickson Dike who died on Tuesday 27th September, 2022 in Abuja.
Dike was the lead outrider to Dr Ahmed Audi, the commandant general of the corps. This was announced when the commandant general visited the bereaved family.
Comdt Audi, in a statement signed by DCC Olusola Odumosu, director, public relations, NSCDC NHQ, said, “Dickson 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 urged the wife of the deceased to take heart, adding that, “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.”
He also offered his wife, Mrs Peace Adaeze Dickson, an opportunity to replace and refill the void left by her husband.
The president of Civil Defence Officer’s Wives Association (CDOWA), Hajia Aishat Audi, 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.”
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 shown by the corps to the family.