Amaechi loses chief security officer

Tony Iwelu


Mr. Tony Iwelu, the Chief Security Officer (CSO) to the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has passed on.

In a statement,  the Head, Press and Public Relations in the ministry, Eric Ojiekwe,  said Mr. Iwelu  died on Monday, February 17,  as a result of an electric shock from a shower rose in a Kaduna hotel while on an official assignment.


Iwelu was described as a totally committed professional , who was in charge of all issues relating to the minister’s security.

The statement read in part that :“There is no gainsaying that the professionalism he brought to bear in the discharge of his job sustained him for the over two decades in the service of the minister."