The President, Muhammadu Buhari has sympathized with the families of three National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, members who lost their lives in three states recently while discharging their national call to serve during the Batch ‘B’ 2016 Orientation program. Mr. Femi Adesina spokesman to the presidency made a statement, in Abuja that the President described their demise as ‘ shocking, sad and unfortunate’ as they died in the course of answering the national call to serve.
He urged the “families, friends and associates of the deceased to be consoled by the knowledge that their loved ones paid the supreme price while on national service and not for ignoble reasons.”
He also extended his condolences to the Director-General and management of the NYSC over the transition of the youth corps members, Chinyerum Nwenenda Elechi, Ifedolapo Oladepo and Monday Asuquo Ukeme, in Bayelsa, Kano, and the Zamfara States respectively. Encouraging the “management to do all within its powers to protect the lives of those under its charge,” the President also “calls on parents and guardians of current and potential NYSC participants not to panic over the recent tragic deaths.”
On the death of Miss Ifedolapo Oladepo in Kano State, President Buhari directed and ordered an independent investigation to uncover the misery behind her death.
He prayed God to grant the departed souls eternal rest.