Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has described late Captain Joseph Din as a man who stood for justice, fairness and equity in all his dealings.
The vice-president noted this at the funeral service for Din held at the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN), Headquarters in Jos, Plateau State.
Osinbajo recalled his fond memories of the late Captain, who he said was a very disciplined man, opposed and fought injustice in any form to the extent that he became familiar with legal jargons, though not a lawyer by training.
According to him, this action reinforced his belief in democracy and the rule of law, which promoted the recourse to civil channels in resolving conflicts rather than people taking the laws into their hands.
He also said that the deceased was very hardworking, industrious and generous as he built bridges across the nation, holding on to long relationships with friends of many years including President Muhammadu Buhari.
In his remark, Governor Simon Lalong described the late elderstatesman as a man of integrity who worked for the peace and political stability of Plateau State and Nigeria at large.
He said as the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Elders Committee in Plateau State, Din did a lot to ensure the victory of the party and also see to its performance in various fields, adding that he will miss the invaluable counsel and wisdom which he offered freely.
The President-elect, COCIN, Rev Amos Mohzho, said death is a bad news, but it can also be good news for those whose ways are upright and are guaranteed salvation.
He said the deceased lived a fruitful and godly life where he served God and blessed people with his resources and talents.
The widow of the deceased, Mrs. Christiana Din, said the death of her husband, with whom she had been married for 54 years, was very painful but that she is strengthened by the testimonies of his service to God and humanity.
She said her life with him has been memorable as he was a patient, honest, kind and generous person who shared in the burdens of others.
After the funeral service, Osinbajo proceeded to the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos for the graduation ceremony of the 2021 Senior Executive Course (SEC). ThisDay