The National, Tuesday July 9th, 2013
THE many who have known the late Supt Simon Nigi, both within the rank and file of the Royal PNG Constabulary (RPNGC) and the general public, would certainly agree with and share my sentiments.
He was a dedicated servant of the people who served the force for over 30 years.
He was well-disciplined, soft-spoken man of few words, hardworking and a promoter of professionalism in his career.
I had a chance to get to know him during our management studies at Divine Word University from 2003-2005.
One of the things he said that I remember well was: “Son, do not worry; any good thing in life meant for you will never pass you by”.
That was a pillar of foundation for success in life.
He was a man who had time for the small people too and a fatherly figure to everyone who knew him.
Everytime he came to Lae for the police officers’ conferences, he would have the courtesy to call into my office and in full uniform too.
On behalf of my family, I pass my heartfelt sympathies and condolences to Nigi’s wife, children and grandchildren.
His death was a tragedy and only God knows why.
I ask the heavenly Father, our God and Creator, to comfort the family and the RPNGC at large in this time of sorrow.
Rodney Sipa MacTeine