Plateau state Governor Jonah Jang has awarded scholarships, up to university level, to the three children of late CSP Hannaniah Pwol-Jah, the pilot of the ill-fated police helicopter that crashed in Jos on Wednesday March 14 while on a flight to Abuja.
Jang, who announced the gesture at a funeral service for the deceased at the Church of Christ in Nigeria headquarters in Jos on Tuesday, said the state government would also name a street after the deceased.
He said no honour would be too much for the late pilot as he died in the service of his home state and the nation.
The governor reminded the congregation that the holy book described death as a necessary end and would come when it would.
“Every life is a parallel line and no life crosses the other and it ends where there is a full stop. We all have our own full stop and today as Hannaniah’s life has come to a full stop, so shall every other person.
“When you are solving a mathematical problem and you come to the solution, you sum up, that is how our lives are,” Jang said.
It was a very solemn occasion as speaker after speaker eulogised the late pilot. They included his colleagues in the Police Air Wing, school mates, office of the acting Inspector General of Police, represented by AIG Charles Cole, Commissioner of Police, Emmanuel Ayeni, his family and friend.