In the spirit of celebrating another year of a life dedicated to public service, Kakalistiq.com reports that Hon. Wale Raji, the seasoned technocrat, humanitarian, and lawmaker representing Epe Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, received an extraordinary and unexpected birthday gift from the Nigerian justice system.
The landmark moment occurred during his birth month as a former staff member of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), Tairu Quadri Adewale, secured justice after a 15-year-long battle. Adewale, who lost both arms in a tragic electrocution incident in 2008, finally received a well-deserved N30 million award from Nigeria Electricity Liability Management Ltd. (NELMCO) as the final settlement of his liability claim on Tuesday, December 5, 2023.
This significant victory is not only a personal triumph for Adewale but also a testament to the unwavering commitment, dedication, and spirit of resilience demonstrated by Hon. Wale Raji in championing the cause of humanity, a hallmark of his leadership.
The journey to justice began when Adewale, through the advocacy of Hon. Wale Raji, brought his case to the attention of the House of Representatives in 2016. The House Committee on Public Petitions, led by Hon. Raji, took up the matter, conducting public hearings in February and March 2018. Despite the prolonged wait, justice finally prevailed in December 2023, as Adewale received the N30 million settlement.
During the presentation of the award, Hon. Wale Raji expressed gratitude to the House, especially acknowledging the efforts of Speaker Yakubu Dogara of the 8th Assembly, Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila of the 9th Assembly, and Speaker Tajudeen Abass of the 10th Assembly in achieving justice for Adewale. He emphasized the pivotal role played by the House Committee on Public Petitions, showcasing the legislature as an avenue for the public to seek redress when denied their rights or justice.
This unexpected and substantial gift from the Nigerian justice system not only marks a pivotal moment in the life of Tairu Quadri Adewale but also serves as a testament to the compassionate and justice-driven leadership of Hon. Wale Raji.
As we celebrate another year of his impactful life, this surprise gift stands as a shining example of the positive outcomes that can be achieved through dedicated and compassionate leadership. From this budding news medium, we join the rest of the world to once again say Happy Birthday, Hon. Wale Raji, A Beacon of Justice and Compassion!