By Daniel Tyokua
The minister of state for FCT Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu has honoured a retired Assistant Superintendent of Police, Mr Emakoji Jacob with a donation of tricycle and an employment for his daughter.
During the donation on Wednesday, through Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu (RTA) Foundation based in the Federal Capital Territory, the minister said the officer was recognized because of his dedication and exemplary lifestyle while in the service.
Dr. Aliyu announced that the first daughter of Jacob with National Diploma has been offered employment and a scholarship to his son in JSS 3 up to his graduation at the university of his choice.
The minister who described the retired officer as a man of indisputable honesty and integrity, also noted that the honour was to highlights the positive and enduring legacies being engineered by the Nigerian police and indeed one that raises the banner for officers to be rest assured that commitment to service, nation and good character are virtues to embrace.
She said, “in the discharge of his duties, he exhibited very rare and high degree of humility and compassion as a police officer. Always calm, friendly and very respectful. He approaches everyone with the dignity you deserve as a human being and speaks to you in a calm voice with some stealth that exposes the discipline and training he had garnered over the years but yet humane.
“He on many occasions exhibited compassion and patience as he helped inquiring motorists while being cautious and mindful of his primary mission safety of lives and property. He will never demand for tips or any form of patronage”.
In a statement by Head, Media committee RTA Foundation, Seyi Adesina said, the president, therefore, used the occasion to call on officers who are still in service to emulate the exemplary conduct of the retired ASP Emakoji, adding that good character pays.
Responding, Mr. Emakoji Jacob, said he was overwhelmed by the honour done to him by the foundation, while praying that God will continue to lift the foundation to greater heights.
“My sincere prayers to you today and always is that as you honour me, God will honour you and your children. God will lift you and the foundation to an enviable height”.