Posted by News Express | 7 December 2016 | 1,819 times
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday ordered an independent investigation to unravel the true circumstances surrounding the death of Miss Ifedolapo Oladepo in the Kano State Orientation Camp of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), disclosed this in a statement in which Buhari commiserated with the families of three NYSC members who lost their lives recently during the 2016 Batch ‘B’ Orientation Programme in three states.
The President, who described the demise of the 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 extends 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,” Adesina said, adding:
“While enjoining the Management to do all within its powers to protect the lives of those under its charge, the President calls on parents and guardians of current and potential NYSC participants not to panic over the recent tragic deaths.
“On the particular death of Miss Ifedolapo Oladepo in Kano State, President Buhari has ordered an independent investigation to unravel the true circumstances.
“He prays that God will grant the souls of the departed youths eternal rest.”