President Muhammadu Buhari today, commiserated with families of the three National Youth Service Corps (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 family members, friends and associates of the deceased Corps officers 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 his 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.
On the death of Miss Ifedolapo Oladepo, in Kano State, President Buhari ordered an independent investigation to unravel the true circumstances.
He prayed that God will grant the souls of the departed youths eternal rest.