Corps members serving in Adamawa state have identified with the Director General NYSC, Brig. Gen. Suleiman Zakari Kazaure over the recent drowning of nine Corps members at a waterfall in Gashaka Local Government Area of Taraba state.
The Corps members today conveyed their message of condolence to the Adamawa State Coordinator, Mallam Abubakar Mohammed in his office at NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Damare, Girei Local Government Area.
Speaking on behalf of the delegation, John T. Aondowase (AD/17B/0179) said they received the news of their colleagues’ demise as a great shock.
He said that they would have traveled to Taraba state to sympathize with fellow compatriots, but for logistics reasons.
While thanking NYSC management for giving Corps members’ security and welfare topmost priority at all times, Aondowase further pleaded for more to be done in sensitizing Corps members about the dangers of visiting unfamiliar sites without guidance.
He also appealed for the Scheme’s support to the families of the departed patriots.
Responding, the State Coordinator, Mallam Mohammed thanked the Corps members for taking the wise decision to mourn their late colleagues, regardless of the fact that they were not serving in the same state.
He promised to transmit their condolences to the Director General, and also to his Taraba state counterpart.
Mr. Mohammed said that NYSC in conjunction with Taraba state government have already shouldered the responsibilities of embalming, transportation and burial of the bodies.
He equally added that the Scheme has in place an insurance policy that covers all Corps members. Hence, the insurance company will do the needful in supporting the families of the fallen heroes.
On the issue of creating awareness among Corps members, the State Coordinator said “we usually advise Corps members not to indulge in risky adventures. I want to state clearly that the Director General tells every set of Corps members to avoid visiting rivers, bushes or other sites in their communities of service without a guide.”
Mall Mohammed prayed God to for give the departed and grant their families the fortitude to bear the loss.Do you ever witness news, videos, articles, or photos that you believe it's good and rich for our blog?, or do you have a true life story that you would want us to feature on our blog; Adamawa Celebrities News? Kindly submit your stories, pictures, and videos to us now via Email: email@example.com, or WhatsApp: 08051600130Connect on Social Media: @adamawacelebrities