The Berom Educational and Cultural Organisation (BECO), is greatly saddened and devastated by the call to glory of Da (Air Commodore, Rtd) Ishaku D. Mwadkon. The sad event which occurred on the 18th July, 2022, at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), has once more, dealt a decisive blow to the family of the deceased, Vwang District, Beromland, Plateau state and Nigeria. Da I. D. Mwadkon served the Nigeria Air Force (NAF), from 1964, when he enlisted into the service, as a young Pilot, to 1990 when he retired, after a rich and meritorious service to motherland.
It is on record that Da (Commodore) Mwadkon was in the league of the very best in the list of fighter Pilots the NAF ever produced. He flew combat aircrafts, the last of which was the MiG21. He served in many capacities and positions too numerous to recount here.
On retirement in 1990, Da Mwadkon relocated home to Jos, where he settled down to a quiet and successful private life. It was during his retirement that he devoted most of his time to Community service. He was one time President, of the Berom Educational and Cultural Organisation (BECO) from 2006 – 2011, the apex Socio-cultural organisation in the land. After his tenure of office in the BECO, Da Mwadkon deservedly, joined the Council of the Elders of the land. Until his demise, Da Mwadkon was a respected and influential member of the Council.
Doubtlessly, the exit of Da I D Mwadkon, is a fatal blow to the land, more so, coming shortly after the recent demise of the acting Chairman of the Berom Elders Council. The vacuum created by this loss will be hard to fill. BECO is greatly pained at this great loss, but in total submission to the will of God, condoles His Majesty, The Gbong Gwom Jos, Da Jacob Gyang Buba, CON, the immediate family, Berom nation, Plateau state and the nation at large. May the good Lord grant his gentle soul a peaceful rest.