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Shocking – Buhari Condoles Families Of Dead Nysc Members, Orders Probe

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BEVERLY HILLS, December 07, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the families of three National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members who lost their lives recently during the 2016 Batch 'B' Orientation Programme in three States of the Federation.

He 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; who died in Bayelsa, Kano and Zamfara States respectively.

Specifically, according to a statement, on Wednesday , by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President ordered independent investigation of the death of Miss Ifedolapo Oladepo, a corper who died in Kano State.

The President's fresh probe is to unravel the true circumstances surrounding her death describing the demise of the young Nigerians as “shocking, sad and unfortunate,” noting 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 urged the NYSC management to do all within its powers to protect the lives of those under its charge as he advised parents and guardians of current and potential NYSC participants not to panic over the recent tragic deaths.

Story by Oputah David