April 17, 2024

The remains of the late corps member, Eva Amadi has been conveyed to her hometown in Rivers state amidst uncontrollable tears and weeps from family, friends and associates.

Amadi died at university of Ilorin teaching hospital after suffering a bone fracture during a morning drill on Monday, 23rd of April and later was embalmed in the facility.

While speaking with journalist, the Public Relations Officer of NYSC in Ilorin, The Public Relations Officer of the NYSC in Kwara, Mr. Oladipo Morakinyo, confirmed that the body of the deceased was conveyed in an NYSC ambulance from the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, where she was confirmed dead and embalmed, to  Port Harcourt, capital of Rivers State.

Morakinyo noted that the Federal Government, through the NYSC, bought the casket and paid the hospital and embalment bills, as well as other burial expenses.

Meanwhile, the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has said that Amadi should be immortalised.

Saraki, who paid a condolence visit to the officials and corps members at the Yikpata Orientation camp, also described Amadi’s death as a sad event.

The Senate President noted that the facilities at the camp were inadequate and he pledged that efforts would be made to upgrade them.

“Please stay focused and committed.  We promise that we will do our best to ensure that the future is bright. We are there thinking of you and to see how to make your life and time here very fruitful,” he told the corps members.

The Kwara State Coordinator of the NYSC, Mr. Remigus Amaefule, described the deceased as “a young lady who was full of life, intelligent, beautiful and was very active in all the camp activities”.

Also, the NYSC Director-General, Brig-Gen. Zakari Kazaure, described Amadi’s death as painful. He said that all corps members mobilised for national service were covered by a life insurance policy. He expressed optimism that the Federal Government would pay compensation to the family of the late corps member.

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