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  • Updated: March 11, 2024

Why Activist is soliciting Imo government's support for 91-year-old security guard

Why Activist is soliciting Imo government's support for 91-y

A lawyer and Human Rights rights Activist, Barr. Cajetan Oguzie has called on the Government of Imo State to reward Godson Iruka, a 91-year-old man who has worked for 54 years as the security guard at Imo Government College, Owerri.

Speaking in an exclusive chat with AllNews.ng, Oguzie said the story of the security guard captured his heart and prompted him to ask if diligence and honesty no longer pay in services.

He wondered why the old man could be looking so uncomfortable and uncared for after serving the school diligently and with honesty as so many people who passed through the school have testified.

"So many people who passed through the school are rich men today. Some are in government while some are businessmen doing well in their businesses. All of them were sheltered under the security of the old man. But I'm not sure if any of them has ever asked of the man or rendered him help of any kind. If they had, that man's condition wouldn't be like that.

"It is true that the government may not have been aware of the man because he is not a civil servant. I want to urge the government of Senator Hope Uzodinma to encourage the old man by rewarding him for breaking records of serving a particular institution for more than five decades and still counting.

"I have been able to interview the old man and some teachers in the school. They said every good thing about him. I have taken it upon myself to continue fighting for him and calling on the Government of Imo to take notice of him and elevate his standard of living because I still believe that hard work has good rewards."

Iruka, in an interview with AllNews.ng two weeks ago said he hailed from Oboro-Ogwa in Mbaitoli LGA of Imo and had worked as a security guard in Imo Government College Owerri for 54 years.

He also said he had no intention of leaving the school since he had converted the place into his home, disclosing that his children and family people are very happy with him.

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