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Friday, 2 December 2016
How Corps Member Died In Kano Orientation Camp
It was a tale of tears, agony and regrets on Thursday in Osogbo the Osun state capital, as a National Youth Service Corps member, Ifedolapo Oladepo was buried.
Like many thousands of young graduates mobilised for the 2016 Batch ‘C’ service year, 26-year-old Ifedolapo Oladepo, a first class Transport Management graduate of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho had said her goodbye to her family members, set for Kano, hoping to see her dreams fulfilled.
The Press and Public Relations Head of the NYSC in Abuja, Mrs Bosede Aderibigbe, when contacted told Channels Television correspondent in Osun state via the telephone that “the deceased corps member from the account I got arrived the Kano orientation camp sick and presented a medical report.
She claimed that it was not the drill in the camp as being alleged that complicated her case.
“We trained all our commandants and officers not to force anyone who is weak to do the drilling exercises.
“Although what happened is a big loss to the family and NYSC as well because we lost a life, we can only console the family.
“I have called for the full medical report and will send it to you immediately I get it.
“What we needed to do we have done. We asked the NYSC in Osun to attend the internment and this is the normal thing to commiserate with the family.
“The family should please accept our condolences but all reports reaching me indicates that she was not forced to do the regular drills as alleged. That is what I can say for now,” she concluded.
In the meantime, our correspondent is yet to get the medical report which the NYSC official promised to send as evidence.