President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday ordered independent investigation of the death of three National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members, who died in three different states during the ongoing Batch ‘B’ 2016 Orientation Camp.
In a statement signed by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the probe is to unravel the circumstances leading to the deaths of the three young graduates.
The President who commiserated with the families of the deceased described their demise as “shocking, sad and unfortunate,” noting that they died in the course of answering the national call to serve.
He urged the families, friends 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.
President Buhari also extended condolences to the Director-General and Management of the NYSC over the transition of the youth corps members, Chinyerum Nwenenda Elechi, Ifedolapo Oladepo and Monday Asuquo Ukeme, in Bayelsa, Kano and Zamfara States respectively.
While enjoining the Management to do all within its powers to protect the lives of those under its charge, the President called on parents and guardians of current and potential NYSC participants not to panic over the recent tragic deaths.
He prayed that God will grant the souls of the departed youths eternal rest.