By DUNAH RANDONG
THE Plateau State government has commiserated with the Aku family over the death of Mr. Elisha Amanchi Aku, a retired Permanent Secretary in the State Civil Service.
Leading a high powered government delegation to condole with the deceased family in Kabong, Gada Biu in Jos North Local Government Area of the state, Wednesday, Governor Simon Lalong described the late Elisha Amanchi as a hard working person who served the state honourably to the peak of his career.
The deceased, according to the governor has paid his dues to the stat and humanity generally, adding that he has left footprints on the sands of time.
The Governor who was represented by his Deputy, Prof. Sonni Tyoden said as believers, they should not mourn like unbelievers but give thanks to God in every circumstance.
Looking at the deceased trajectory of life, there was a lot to learn from his exemplary character, Governor Lalong noted and urged the family to take solace in the fact that he lived a fulfilled life.
Responding, younger brother of deceased, Edward Amanchi said they were encouraged by the show of love and support of the state government.
He said as a believer in times and season just as it was written in the Bible, there was time to be born and a time to die, so was the time for his late brother to go back to his creator, he noted.
While recounting what they went through as a result of his sickness, the deceased brother said they were in and out of the hospital and never believed that he (deceased) was going to live longer that he did until his death adding that no amount of care could save any one when it was his time to go.
Mr. Amanchi explained that their consolation lied in the fact that before his death, their late brother reaffirmed his stand with God and appreciated the state government and those who have stood by the family during their moment of grief.
The late Elisha Amanchi who died on December 14, 2019 at the age of 77, until his death, he was a Permanent Member II with the Plateau State Civil Service Commission.