Edo Civil Service Commission condoles with family of late Olu Garuba – Edo State

Chairman of the Edo State Civil Service Commission, Princess Ekiuwa Inneh, has condoled with the family of late Mr. Olu Garuba, who served as Chairman of the Commission from 1999 to 2004.

Inneh, who led other members of staff of the commission to the residence of late Garuba, in Benin City, described the deceased as a courageous and upright man.

She said, “As Permanent Secretary, Secretary to State Government, Head of Service and Chairman of Edo State Civil Service Commission, records of late Garuba’s performance speak for itself. He was courageous, fair, firm, upright and sincere in all the decisions he took in the interest of the state and the civil service”.

She commended the wife of the deceased, Mrs. Abieyuwa Garuba, for supporting her husband while he was alive, adding that he couldn’t have been able to achieve the heights he attained if he did not have her as a capable wife.

Princess Inneh said the commission was proud of the legacies left behind by late Garuba, which is unblemished and worthy of emulation.

In his remarks, the first son of the deceased, Mr. Leke Garuba, expressed appreciation to the Chairman and her team for the condolence visit.

Late Mr. Garuba, who obtained a B.Sc (Hons) degree in Sociology in 1969 from the University of Ibadan, was a seasoned career civil servant.

He served meritoriously and was appointed a Permanent Secretary in 1986. He became the Head of Service and Secretary to the Edo State Government in 1993, and subsequently, upon his retirement, was appointed the Chairman, Edo State Civil Service Commission in 1999, a position he held until 2004.

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