Lawal Turawa, Abuja: The attention of the NYSC Kebbi State Secretariat has been drawn to a news story with the above headline published in the online version of The Sun newspaper and also on page 13 of the printed edition of 26th May, 2017.
We wish to inform the public that the Corps member, Yusuf Ege Olaide (KB/16A/379), whose death was reported by the newspaper, was actually female and a member of the recently discharged 2016 Batch ‘A’.
She was lost to a brief illness on Wednesday, 8th February, 2017 at the Federal Medical Centre, Dakingari, while serving in Kebbi State.
Reference was made to her death at the swearing-in ceremony of the 2017 Batch ‘A’ Stream 1 Corps members held on Thursday, 25th May, 2017 when the State Coordinator expressed appreciation to the State Governor for standing by the family of the deceased and the NYSC during their moment of grief.
We still remember Olaide today for her patriotic zeal and meritorious service, and pray that she continues to rest with the Lord.
The Secretariat is hereby assuring parents and guardians of Corps members currently serving in Kebbi State , including the newly deployed Corps members of the 2017 Batch ‘A’ (Stream 1) that all is well with their children and wards.
We shall continue to accord top priority to their safety and general welfare.