By Albert Akota in Abuja
NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Suleiman Kazaure has expressed sadness over the death of a female Corps member in Kwara State Orientation Camp, Yikpata, in Edu Local Government Area of the State.
Kazaure stated this when he visited the camp where he commiserated with other Corps members, the deceased’s family and the entire camp community on the death of a Corps member Hilda Eva Amadi.
While praying for the repose of the soul of the deceased, he said NYSC management would not undermine the welfare and security of any Corps member.
Kazaure, however, ruled out negligence of duty on the part of camp officials.
Corps member Amadi gave up the ghost at the General Hospital in Ilorin where she was referred to, by the medical consultant at the Camp Clinic after she sustained leg fracture.
The NYSC boss used the forum to appeal to State Governments towards performing their statutory responsibilities with regards to the provision and maintenance of Orientation Camps across the county.
‘I am here to console you while l pray that God gives our departed sister eternal rest’, Kazaure said.
The Director-General also urged other Corps Members to be security conscious at all times and avoid night parties which might expose them to danger.
He advised them to acquire relevant skills in order to empower themselves for job creation and not being victims of unemployment.
A total of 1,940 Corps Members were sworn-in for the 2018 Batch ‘A’ Orientation Course according to the State Coordinator, Mr Remigius Amaefule.