President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an independent investigation into the death of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, Miss Ifedolapo Oladepo in Kano State.
A statement issued in Abuja by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said the investigation should reveal the true circumstances surrounding her death.
President Buhari also commiserated with the families of the 3 NYSC members who lost their lives recently during the 2016 Batch ‘B’ orientation programme in 3 states.
President Buhari, who described the demise of these young Nigerians as “sad, shocking, and unfortunate,” regretted that they died in the course of answering the national call to serve.
He urged the friends, families, and associates of the deceased to be consoled by the knowledge that their loved ones paid the supreme price while on national service and not for ignoble reasons.
The President also extended condolences to the Director-General and management of the NYSC over the transition of the youth corps members, Chinyerum Nwenenda Elechi, Monday Asuquo Ukeme, and Ifedolapo Oladepo in Bayelsa, Zamfara, and Kano States respectively.
The president called on parents and guardians of current and potential NYSC participants not to panic over the recent tragic deaths.