Tragedy hits the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) as they mourn the death of five prospective members who lost their lives in a car accident on the Abaji-Kwali highway in Abuja.
The late prospective corps members were reportedly travelling to the northern parts of Nigeria for the Batch B 2021 orientation course when the incident occurred.
This incident was, however, confirmed via a statement made by Adenike Adeyemi, the National Youth Service Corps Director of Press and Public Relations, noting that it happened in the early hours of Wednesday.
Adeyemi also commiserated with the government and people of Imo and Akwa Ibom states, where the deceased persons are from.
The statement partly reads:
“It is with a deep sense of sorrow that the Director-General, Management, and the entire NYSC family commiserate with the families of five Prospective Corps Members that lost their lives in a ghastly motor accident at about 2 am Wednesday, 28th July 2021, along Abaji/ Kwali Expressway.”
“Indeed, it has been a black Wednesday for the NYSC family. May God grant the families and loved ones the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. May their souls rest in peace.”
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Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, NYSC Director-General, therefore, prayed that the families and loved ones of the deceased will be granted the fortitude to bear the loss.
Here are photos of the five prospective corps members:
May their souls rest in peace.