Two female corps members among the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) 2010 Batch ‘B’ members serving in Oyo State died during the just-concluded service year, it was gathered in Ibadan on Thursday.
The deceased were Aguba Chinyere Ada with number OY/10B/1707 from Enugu State and Banjoko Olasubomi with number OY/10B/1736 from Kwara State.
While observing a minute silence in their honour, the state NYSC Coordinator Barrister Gabriel Ibe expressed grief that when others were passing out, parents of Olasubomi were busy preparing for the burial of their daughter.
Ibe made a strong case for the establishment of Corps Welfare Committees and the construction of Corpers’ Lodges in all the local government areas in the state, saying these measures would further ensure safety of corps members.
A total number of 37, out of the 2,631 members of the 2010 batch “B” corps members posted to the state are to have their service year extended as punishment for failure to live up to the expectations of the nation during their service year.
Their offences, according to the NYSC State Coordinator, included absconding from service, truancy, forgery and some other unnamed dubious acts.
Source: Daily Trust
By Yemi Bamidele, Ibadan Thursday