Buhari sad over death of corps members in auto crash
Written by Taiwo Adediran on July 29, 2021
The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has mourned the death of five prospective members of the National Youth Service Corps.
The NYSC Director, Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi, had stated in a terse statement titled, ‘Black Wednesday for NYSC family,’ that five prospective members of NYSC lost their lives in a crash on the Abaji-Kwali Expressway in Abuja.
The president’s condolence was contained in a statement titled, ‘President Buhari sad over the death of five corps members’, on Thursday.
The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari is deeply saddened by the death of five prospective corps members in a motor accident on Abaji/Kwali expressway, Abuja on Wednesday, July 28, 2021.
“The President joins the board, management, and staff of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in paying tribute to those who lost their lives in the tragic accident.
“Commiserating with the families of the youngsters, the President assures that Nigerians share their grief and would continue to uphold them in prayers through this difficult time.
“The President extends best wishes to all corps members on national service as well as new call-ups in various orientation camps across the country.