The Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev Yakubu Pam has called on the families of Mr Robert Taple Chairman, Plateau State Civil Service Commission and widow of the late Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health Plateau state, Mrs Lydia Polycarp Azzuwutu to live for God and be strong over the losses of their beloved family members.
Pam, while on a condolence visit to the family residence of Robert Taple in Rayfield condole them over the dead of their Patriarch, late Dikham Andarawus Taple who died at the age of 106 in Jos.
In a press statement signed by his Media aide, Pam Ayuba, the Executive Secretary extolled the virtues of the late Dikham urging the family to “be strong knowing that baba died a happy man for seeing his children attained higher positions in life”!
He said he was shocked learning of the death on coming home and prayed God to grant the family the heart to bear the loss.
The Executive Secretary also called on the widow of the late Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary, Mrs Lydia. Azzuwutu Polycarp to bear the loss and thank God in every situation.
He described as painful and a huge loss the demise of the bureaucrat as one that was so heavy especially when the state was gearing up for a turn around in the health sector.
He equally prayed God to grant the widow of the deceased and the entire family the heart to consider what happened as purely an act of God.
Responding in their separate remarks, Mr Robert Taple said they were truly consoled deeply and thanked the ES for coming. He said his father died at an age that calls for celebration and said they’re planning for a befitting burial to celebrate the life of their father who taught them many things in life.
On his part, elder brother of the deceased perm sec, Patrick Azzuwutu, said the entire family were grateful to the Executive Secretary for finding time to come and console with them over this loss.
He said the deceased was a hard working person and a community leader who paid his dues helping the Church and community at various times during his life time on earth.
He said they were consoled that their brother died as a believer and expressed deep appreciation to the ES for coming.