Family, corps members remember corper killed in Lagos train-bus accident
• Oreoluwa died serving her country – Corps members
• She was a vibrant, ambitious lady until her demise, Uncle
The family and corps members serving in Lagos, yesterday, recounted the ordeal of Miss Aina Oreoluwa Juliana Oreoluwa, one of the victims of the Lagos train-Bus accident last Thursday, which claimed the lives of six persons.
Oreoluwa, until her death served with Lagos State Ministry of Education in Ikeja Local Council.
The 28-year-old graduated from Osun State University where she studied Chemistry and Applied Science.
Speaking with The Guardian yesterday, the deceased’s uncle, Mr. Tope Aina said the family has been in serious pain since her death and funeral.
He said: “We are still in shock, pain and heartbroken since her death last Thursday. She will forever remain in our heart.
“While she was in school she was known as Ashabi Foods because she cooked very well.
“She was vibrant, highly industrious, easy going, very humble, cheerful giver and friendly. She loves children. She was posted to Lagos State for her NYSC, which was supposed to end on May 15, 2023, and a choir member of The Apostolic Church,”
In addition, he said, Juliana Aina Oreoluwa was the first grandchild and her nephews and nieces are not finding it easy to cope.
“ We appreciate the state government, particularly the governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his team for his visit. He promised that the driver would not go free. We also appreciate the State Commissioner for Tourism and Art.
Also, youth Corps members serving under Ikeja and Oshodi/Isolo, said her death was heartbreaking and unthinkable.
A corps member serving under Oshodi, who identified herself as Faith, lamented that Oreoluwa died serving her fatherland.
She called on both the Federal and State governments to improve on the welfare and security of corps members.
Another corps member, Temitope, said: “ The deceased was a jovial person who is fun to be with. Whenever she was around, everybody knows because she’s very lively and jovial. I was in total shock when I heard the news of her death. She will forever be missed.”