NYSC Confirms Death of 3 Corps Members, Sets Up Committee to Investigate

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), said it lost three serving corps members in Batch ‘B’ 2016.
This is as it sets up Committee to find out the circumstances that led to their death.
The Director-General of the corps, Brig. Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, disclosed this on Sunday when he visited the NYSC orientation camp in Asaba, Delta.
Gen. Kazaure said that the cause of the death had not be ascertained, but that a committee had been set up to look into it.
He enjoined serving corps members to rise up for one-minute silence in honour of the deceased.
The Director-General said the scheme demanded a lot of dedication and commitment from corps members, adding that its objectives included national integration.
He urged them to contribute their quota to national development and carry out any assignment given to them diligently.
He said that as graduates, the corps members should be found worthy in character and learning and urged them to avoid shady business and sharp practices.
Earlier, Delta coordinator of NYSC, Benjamin Omotade, called for good relationship between the state government and the NYSC.
Meanwhile, the NYSC has commenced investigation into the death of three corps members in various circumstances.
The NYSC said on Saturday, that it regrets the death of the corps members and condoles with the families of the deceased who died during the on-gong 2016 Batch ‘B’ (Stream I) Orientation Course in Bayelsa, Kano and Zamfara states.
Chinyerum Nwenenda Elechi, Ifedolapo Oladepo and Monday Asuquo Ukeme died in the states and the incidents had caused serious condemnation across the country.
The NYSC said it had set up a high-powered committee to investigate the causes of the deaths.
In a statement by the NYSC Director-General, in Abuja, the NYSC denied that the incidents followed the negligence of its officials as widely reported.
“The death of the trio followed brief illnesses and after medical teams in the camps battled to save them in line with established procedures.
“However, in view of these unfortunate incidents in Bayelsa, Kano, and Zamfara states, management has set up a high-powered committee to investigate the immediate and remote causes of the loss the Corps members.
“The NYSC management appreciates the concern of stakeholders, and wishes to assure the general public, especially serving and prospective corps members as well as parents and guardians that the scheme will continue to take measures aimed at ensuring the security and general well-being of youths enlisted to serve the nation on its platform.
“Their demise, coming in their prime time when they were bracing up for further roles towards advancing their respective families, the nation and the rest of humanity, came as a rude shock to us in the NYSC family.
“On behalf of the management, staff and corps members nationwide, I wish to express our sincere condolences to the families of the deceased corps members.
“May the Almighty God grant them eternal rest and give their families and the rest of us the fortitude to bear the irreparable losses, ” it said.

Author: News Editor

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