President Muhammadu Buahri has taken interest in the case of a youth corps member, Ifedolapo Oladepo who died in the Kano camp of the NYSC reportedly due to negligence.
The president has also ordered an independent investigation to unravel the true circumstances surrounding the death of Miss Oladepo.
Buhari in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina commiserated with the families of three National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members who lost their lives during the 2016 Batch ‘B’ Orientation Programme in three States.
The President, who described the demise of these young Nigerians as “shocking, sad and unfortunate,” regretted that 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.
President Buhari also extended 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 Zamfara States respectively.
While enjoining the Management to do all within its powers to protect the lives of those under its charge, the President called on parents and guardians of current and potential NYSC participants not to panic over the recent tragic deaths.
He prayed that God will grant the souls of the departed youths eternal rest.
Ifedolapo, a product of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology was said to have died untimely because medical officers present thought she wanted to boycott morning parade by feigning illness.
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