Widow of NSCDC outrider who died while attempting stunt gets job offer

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has offered a job to the widow of Dickson Dike, the first outrider to the NSCDC commandant-general who died while attempting a stunt on Wednesday night.

Announcing the offer to Mrs Peace Dike, mother of two children, during a condolence visit to the bereaved family in Abuja on Friday, the NSCDC boss Ahmed Audi said the offer was to enable her fill the void left by her husband.

Audi, who also promised to shoulder all the burial expenses of the late Dike, said he would ensure that the officer’s life Insurance and burial benefits are paid as quickly as possible.

He said, “I championed the payment of insurance benefits to personnel when I came on board as the commandant-general in 2021 and Dickson’s case will not be an exception. Madam, please be comforted, we will try our best, we will not leave you alone but assist you during this trying period.”

He described Dickson as a hero who died in active service.

Dike, an assistant superintendent of the corps 1, crashed on Tuesday evening while displaying stunts before the CG’s residence, just after attempting a U-turn to join the rest of the convoy, but missed the brakes and ran into a concrete pavement beside the CG’s gate.

He died on the spot due to severe head injury he sustained, which also broke his neck.

The late Dike hailed from Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State. He was born on October 23, 1989.

“I will ensure that his space is not left vacant, you are going to replace him and this will help you to continously fend for yourself and the children,” Audi told the widow.