The Executive Governor of Plateau State, Barr. Simon Bako Lalong has expressed deep shock over the demise of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health Plateau State Dr. Martin Polycarp Azzuwut, describing the sad development as a great loss to the State.
Governor Lalong who visited the residence of the deceased in Rayfield Jos to condole with the family said he was saddened by the death of Dr. Martin Azzuwut who apart from being a medical doctor that worked hard to assist people in need of medical attention, also exhibited high sense of duty as Permanent Secretary.
He said “we relied on Dr. Martin a lot during our battle against COVID-19 and other health challenges. He was a hardworking and committed civil servant who performed very well. He was appointed as Permanent Secretary without anybody lobbying for him. He has proved me right that the decision to appoint and deploy him to the health Ministry is a good one”.
Lalong urged the family particularly the wife and children to take solace in his good legacies of hardwork, professionalism, diligence and honesty.
He pledged the support of the Government to the family.
Representative of the family Mr. Andrew Azzuwut appreciated the Governor for the visit and said the family was comforted by the kind and reassuring words of the Governor who has demonstrated genuine humility, service and compassion not only to the family but other grieving families in the State.
Dr. Azzuwut died on 3rd June 2021.
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