The Centre for Anti -Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL, has condoled with the managing director of Thisday , Mr Eniola Bello over the death of his wife, Hellen.
In a statement titled, “Letter of Condolence” written by the executive chairman, Comrade Debo Adeniran, said the group is saddened by the news of Mr Bello’s wife death abroad after battle with cancer of the breast for three years.
He , however said The Almighty will grant Mr Bello and his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
Below is the full letter.
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Mr. Eniola Bello
The Managing Director,
LETTER OF CONDOLENCE
The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL, write to console with you and the entire family over the transition of your wife, Hellen Eniola-Bello, in a hospital abroad after a brief illness.
Our organization, the Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL, is an aggregate of human rights, community based and civil society organizations and individuals with anti-corruption and openness in governance agenda across Nigeria. It is a non-political, non-religious, non-sectional and non-profit making organization.
We set for ourselves the tasks of promoting accountability, openness in governance and using any available means to cause relevant authorities to probe and bring to book, corrupt leaders both in public and private institutions. On behalf of our many organizations and esteemed individuals that make up the CACOL Coalition, we mourn the sudden and unexpected passage of Hellen Eniola-Bello into eternal realm after a brief illness. This is not because we ever believed that she or any other human is immortal, but for her bubbling spirit and irrepressible support to you as her husband as a seasoned columnist and a cerebral member of the fourth realm. Throughout her time and life, she remained a veritable pillar of support, kindness and diligence whose invaluable support to the entire family remains immeasurable. With our knowledge of what she represents to the entire Eniola Bello’s family, it is very obvious that she would be sorely missed. Our only consolation is that she lived a most remarkable and diligent life to her family and others that knew her.
The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL, therefore joins millions of good spirited Nigerians to write this message of sympathy and support to the family in their hour of mourning. We pray that the Almighty owner of our existence and strivings shall confer on the husband and family, the fortitude and courage to bear this irreparable loss and fill the void. We also wish the entire family, additional wisdom and divine outpourings that would mitigate her unexpected exit.”
Just as all of us usually attest, death is an inevitable end for all mortars. This is why it is imperative that we all live everyday as if it was the very last. We mourn Hellen Eniola-Bello with a heavy heart today, not because of her primitive or inordinate accumulation of public funds, but simply because of her commitment to service and obligations to humanity which she delivered meritoriously; living every minute of her working life in service to her husband, family, other relations and humanity in general. We hope our political class could just take a cue from her unforgettable but simple life of accountability.
Yours in Service to Humanity,
Executive Chairman, CACOL