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Buhari, A’Ibom commiserate with families of deceased corps members



Flag to fly at half-mast in their honour, says NYSC DG
President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, expressed grief over the death of five prospective corps members in a motor accident on the Abaji-Kwali expressway, Abuja.

The President also joined the board, management and staff of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in paying tributes to those who lost their lives in the tragic accident.

Commiserating with the families of the youngsters, the President assured that Nigerians share their grief and would continue to uphold them in prayers through this difficult time.


He extended best wishes to all corps members on national service and the new ones in various orientation camps across the country, adding that government would prioritise their welfare, even as the sacrifices of the fallen youths would not be forgotten.

BESIDES, AKWA IBOM State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Monday Uko, has commiserated with the families of the five deceased prospective corps members who died in a fatal road accident.

He expressed his condolences in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media, Edidiong Stephen in Uyo yesterday.

The incident happened along the Abaji-Kwali Expressway en route Katsina State where the corps members were posted for their one year mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme.

An eyewitness told The Guardian that the 18-seater bus conveying the prospective corps members from Uyo to Katsina ran into a stationary trailer on Wednesday, July 28, which resulted in the deaths and hospitalisation of others at a nearby hospital.

Uko, who also consoled those who sustained various degrees of injury and traumatised by the incident, prayed for their speedy recovery and peaceful repose of the souls of the departed in God’s bosom.

MEANWHILE, Director General (DG) of NYSC, Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, has commiserated with the families of the deceased corps members and directed that the NYSC flag should fly at half-mast for three days in their honour.

The DG said this during a condolence visit to the families at the 2 Brigade Headquarters in Uyo yesterday.

He said the news of the fatal motor accident was a devastating blow to the entire NYSC family and prayed God to grant the families the fortitude to bear the loss.


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