The Chief Security Officer to the Honourable Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, Tony Iwelu has passed on.
A statement issued by the director press and public relations of the ministry, Eric Ojiekwe, indicates that Iwelu died on Monday, February 17, 2020 of electric shock from a shower rose in a Hotel, in Kaduna where they were lodged after an official assignment.
Until his death, Iwelu was in charge of all issues relating to the Minister’s security.
The professionalism he brought to bear in the discharge of his job, sustained him for over two decades in the service of the Minister.
the Late Iwelu hailed from Delta State and will be greatly missed as friends and colleagues have been expressing shock and utter disbelief since the incident took place.
They describe him as a vibrant, honest, kindhearted, loyal and easygoing young man who was conscientious in the discharge of his duties.
He left behind a young wife and three children; the eldest being about 14 years.
The transportation ministry says it has painfully accepted the divine reality and prays God to grant his gentle soul eternal rest.