A Civil Society Organisation (CSO), Citizens Advocacy for Social and Economic Rights (CASER) has condoled with the Director General, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr Rufus Ebegba, over loss of his son.
The CSO’s Executive Director, Mr Frank Tietie in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday said CASER was grieved over the demise on Sat. May 4.
According to the executive director, the loss of a second child by the D-G within the space of five years is too much for any man to bear.
“Words are not enough to console Ebegba at this time of extreme grief,’’ he added.
Mr Tega Rufus, a second son of the D-G died in a car accident close to Lugbe area along Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Expressway, Abuja.
The executive director called on well-meaning Nigerians to pray for him and his family that the God Almighty should strengthen and encourage them.
“While totally submitting to the will of God, we at CASER imagine and consider that the loss of a second child within a short space of five years is something too much for any man to bear.
“Dr Ebegba has by his commitment to the biosafety of all Nigerians, displayed excellence and patriotism in the management of biosafety matters both in Nigeria and beyond Africa, ’’ Tietie said in the statement.