By Ohunenese Adewale
Dr. Toyin Akanle, mni, former
Assistant Director General, DSS (RTD), has described the death of Tony Iwelu, Chief Security Officer, to Rt Hon. Rotimi Ameachi, Minister for Transport as shocking and unfortunate.
Dr. Akanle, lamented that the life of such a dutiful officer, a rare breed and highly professional would be cut shot at a time when his services was most needed.
Dr. Akanle, described Tony Iwelu who served under his Command when he was the State Director of Security in Rivers State as a refined officer, said he is yet to come to terms with the sudden death of the CSO who died in Kaduna while on an official duty.
In his words, ” Tony Iwelu was a dutiful, hardworking, committed, unassuming and loyal officer.
He was an officer who handles difficult tasks in meticulous manner, and was a result oriented officer.
He would be greatly missed especially that the nation is desirous of having selfless officers and men in his mould to fight the nation’s growing insecurity”.
Assistant Director General, DSS consoled the immidiate family of the deceased, the Minister for Transport and the nation for the loss of a vibrant and loyal officer whose kind are hard to come by, prayed God to grant his soul rest in the bossom of the Almighty.
Dr. Akanle urged the deceased family and those affected to be consoled by the indelible footprints of Toyin Iwelu, said he would be greatly remembered for his selfless services to his father land.