NYSC corps member slumps, dies while watching football on camp

 

The Director-General of the National Youths Service Corps, Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has condoled with the family of a corps member who slumped and died while watching a football match at the Kebbi orientation camp.

The corps member, Musa Momoh Tunde, who was a graduate of Public Administration at the Federal Polytechnic Bida, was reported to be watching an inter-platoon football match when he slumped, thereby, leading to his death on Friday, March 26.

 

In a condolence letter presented by Barrister Ahmed Tijjani, the NYSC DG described Tunde as a young patriotic Nigerian who died while serving his country.

He urged his family to accept his death as a divine act, adding that death was unavoidable and could occur at any time.

According to Shuaibu, the deceased died as a dignified young man who was ready and willing to offer his quota to national development, and he would be remembered as a selfless and patriotic Nigerian.

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The deceased’s elder brother, Mr. Yahaya Mohammed, also spoke on behalf of the family. He said that the family was comforted by the fact that the Tunde lived a decent life and died honorably and in active service to the nation.

He was subsequently laid to rest at Kebbi State cemetery according to Islamic rite. (The PUNCH)