The remains of the female NYSC corps member who was burnt to death in an accident some weeks ago has been laid to rest in her home town in Imo state as friends and well wishers shivered down to their spines.
The scene of the car crash
We reported it here a few weeks ago that a female National Youth Servive Corps (NYSC) member was burnt to death alongside a young boy who was returning from school in a tragic car accident which occured in Mbiokporo Nsit in Nsit Ibom Local Government of Akwa Ibom State.
The 26-year-old corps member identified as Ngozi Onyekwere, has been finally laid to eternal rest on Thursday in her home town in Imo state, as her interment sent shivers down well wishers’ spines.
The Director-General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig. Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, described as shocking, the death of the corps member, who is an Accounting graduate from the University of Port Harcourt.
The DG who was represented by Reverend Akinolu Ajayi, said during the funeral that the late Ngozi’s demise was shocking and painful to the NYSC, “It is very painful that death struck when Ngozi was serving her nation, just two months to her passing out of the scheme.”
Also speaking during the funeral, the Coordinator of the NYSC in Akwa Ibom state, Mrs Ngozi Chukwuka, described the late Ngozi as a diligent corps member, adding that her posting to the government house was based on merit.
“When the Akwa Ibom State Government House asked for three corps members who studied Accounting, Ngozi was among the three that scaled through out of the 38 graduates interviewed.
“It is not the NYSC that caused her death. Her death during the NYSC programme was one of the vicissitudes of life. It is pertinent at this juncture to disclose that the NYSC bore all the expenses incurred for the burial of the deceased. It is our prayer that God grants her soul eternal repose,” the coordinator said.