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PSC chair, Musiliu Smith, loses wife

By Amidu Arije

The chairman of Police Service Commission (PSC), Alhaji Musiliu Smith has lost his wife, Alhaja Airat Smith aged 69.

The demise of wife of the former Inspector General of Police, was announced by the Chief Press Secretary to Lagos Governor, Mr Gbiyega Akosile on Saturday morning.

“Lagos State Government, on behalf of the Smith family, wishes to announce the passage of our mother and grandmother, Alhaja Ariat Aderoju Smith (nee Jinadu) who died on Friday 5th June, 2020 at the age of 69,” he said.

The burial of Alhaja Smith would hold today in accordance with the Islamic rites and given the restrictions on number of persons in a gathering due to the coronavirus pandemic, the statement said only family members will be allowed at the burial.

The statement reads: “The remains of late Alhaja Ariat Smith will be buried on Saturday 6th June, 2020 in accordance with Muslim rites.

Only immediate family members will be allowed at the burial rites, in strict compliance with the NCDC/LASG guidelines on COVID-19 social distancing protocol.

The deceased is survived by her husband, Alhaji Musiliu A.K. Smith, CFR, former Inspector General of Police and Chairman, Nigeria Police Service Commission
Children: Mr. Mujeed Adekunle Smith and Mrs. Atiat Olubunmi Sheidu
May Allah grant her Aljanah Firdaus.”

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