… Sets to bury Gen. Sec Silas Adamu, Wife, Daughter on Friday, March
By Appolos Christian
President of Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), Comrade Joy Josiah Biobelemoye, has called on government to prevent untimely death of many Nigerians by giving roads’ reconstruction and maintenance serious attention.
Comeade Biobelemoye noted that many Nigerians have lost their life to ghastly motor accidents due to the deplorable state of roads aross the country.
Biobelemoye, who also heads the leadership of Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), stated that functioning railway transportation in Nigeria would tremendously mitigate the incessant motor accidents that have truncated the lives of many brilliant and visionary Nigerians.
Categorically, he attributed the deplorable road system in the country to the death of their General Secretary, Dr Silas Adamu, who died in a ghastly motor accident alongside his wife and daughter along the Abuja-Kaduna express way, recently.
According to him, If our rail system was in order and is networked wide all over the country, large size road commuting will be prevented and on the long run, incessant wear and tear of our roads will be prevented as well
Josiah said: “A few years back, we lost some members as a result of the bad roads and we called on the government. If our rail system was in order and is networked wide all over the country, large size commuting by road will be prevented. Also the incessant wear and tear of our roads will be prevented as well.”
Recall that JOHESU was thrown into mourning, precisely on Monday 8th of March, 2021. When news filtered in that the Secretary General, Com. Dr Silas Adamu, his beloved wife, Mrs Mercy Silas-Adamu and his daughter, Miss Joy Silas Adamu were all involved in a fatal motor accident that occurred in the Abuja-Kaduna express way.
While briefing the media on the burial arrangements, on Wednesday in Abuja, Josiah said the Union members were still in very deep shock over the development.
“This is the first time in the existence of this union that we are losing a serving Secretary General. Silas Adamu departed in active service and so the Central Working Committee (CWC) saw it fit to call this meeting to discuss the burial of our great hero.
“As outlined by the family, Silas, his beloved wife and daughter will be buried on Friday, 19th of March 2021. Prior to that, today Wednesday the 17th of March, there will be prayers and service of songs in Kaduna. Our teams have already moved to Kaduna and after this meeting, most of us will do the same. We pray to God to give us the fortitude to bear this terrible loss. It’s a vacuum that we cannot fill in the near future.”
“However, as part of immortalizing our great hero, certain steps have been taken, especially by his parent state council. The Kaduna state council of the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) having recently completed a guest house project, have written to seek the permission of the National Secretariat to approve naming the complex after Com. Silas Adamu. The CWC has given approval to that and has decided that we shall consider more steps that can be taken to immortalise this our fallen hero.”
Speaking about the disposition to life of the Late Secretary General, JOHESU Chairman said: “Com. Adamu was a brother to all, a friend to all and a solutionist. When there is a need for solutions, that’s when the prowess of Com Adamu. He is a man that opens the doors of every staff members anytime he arrived the Secretariat. In your sad mood, he always looked for a way of softening your sadness. We miss his laughter that rings far and loud. We miss his uncolonised intellect.”