Nigerians have been asked to live lives of service that would long be remembered after their demise.
The Director of Local Government, Lokoja LGA, Engr. Yahaya Faruk, stated this at the Celebration of the 2nd anniversary of Theophilus Walter Babajide Bako and the distribution of Cartons of Antennatal Drugs for Pregnant Women and Children held at the Lokoja LGA Primary Health Centre by the T.W.B. Bako Foundation
Engr. Faruk disclosed that even in death T.W.B. Bako lives on because he lived a life of service, described the late former Permanent Secretary as a man who contributed to the growth of Lokoja LGA in no small measure.
He disclosed that the contributions of late T.W.B. Bako cuts across the establishment of the Teachers College, Lokoja, Sports Developmt and Employment, said his good legacies has made him fortunate to be living in death.
Engr. Faruk called on other indigenes of Lokoja LGA to emulate the good works of late T.W.B. Bako whose passion for the growth and development of Lokoja LGA remains unrivaled.
He congratulated the Children of the late former Permanent Secretary for walking in the footsteps of there father disclosing that the medicines donated would go a long way in meeting the health needs of the vulnerable households in the society.
The DLG warned against the diversion and sales of the items provided by the T.W.B. Bako family, urged that it should be given to the beneficiaries intended.
Earlier in a remarks, the Spokesman of the T.W.B. Bako Family, Bishop Theophilus E.D. Bako, said the donation of the medicines to the PHC Lokoja LGA is to mark the eleventh year anniversary of there father and the 2nd anniversary of the T.W.B Bako Foundation.
He said the distribution is for women and children as a complimentary support to government efforts in providing palliatives in these trying times of financial challenges experienced due to the covid19 scourge.
The donation he added would also help alleviate the bottlenecks experienced by pregnant women and children in getting easy access to drugs, said the efforts is to also assist the local government health officers who work tirelessly to ensure healthy living amongst women and children in Lokoja LGA.
In a remarks, Kazeem .A. Ismaila, Director, Primary Health Care, Lokoja LGA, said the items donated would be judiciously use for the purposes intended, thanked the family of T.W.B. Bako for keeping the flag flying years after there father have long gone.
T.W.B. Bako was born on the 30th of June, 1924 and retired from Public service in 1975 as a permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education.
He was a one time permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Kwara State, was a great lover of sports in his life time.
Highlights of the occasion was the presentation of Cartons of Antennatal drugs for pregnant women and children by the family to the DLG Lokoja LGA, while the DLG officially administered to the pregnant women in attendance.