The Director-General NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu, has commiserated with the family of late Corps member Precious Owolabi Ayo, who was recently killed by a gunshot in Abuja while covering for Channels TV a demonstration by Islamic Movement of Nigeria (Shiite).
Presenting a condolence message to parents and siblings of the deceased in Zaria, Kaduna State, on Friday, July 26, the Director-General said the death of the patriot was a gross loss not only to his immediate family but also to the NYSC family and the entire nation.
Brig General Ibrahim said “I am here on behalf of NYSC Management, staff and Corps members to express our heartfelt condolences to you over the death of Precious our son. I was devastated when doctors told me we lost him. Although the sad event left us grieving, we are consoled by the fact that he lost his life in the service of his fatherland. I, therefore, see him as a great hero whose story has become part of the history of the NYSC Scheme. I urge the family to please take heart.
He further told the family that NYSC has an insurance policy for all Corps members, and that the family will be contacted in due course for the collection of the benefits.
The father of late Precious, Mr Ayo A. Owolabi, who attempted to respond, broke down in tears in appreciation of the visit by the NYSC family.
The Director-General was accompanied on the visit by NYSC Kaduna State Coordinator, Mr Isa Wana, staff and Corps members.