The Director General of the National Youths Service Scheme, NYSC, Brigadier- General S.Ibrahim,has ordered the State Coordinators, nationwide to strictly enforce relevant extant rules that regulates the movement of corps members both on inter and intrastate and local government boundaries, as part of measures to stem rising cases of deaths through road accidents and exposure to banditry and other violent attacks.
General Ibrahim who gave the directive while addressing recuperating corp members who were quartered at St Martin’s De Pors Catholic Church katsina, said he decided to visit the victims to see things for himself and to condole the bereaved.
He charged the corps members to always get clearance from their state coordinators each time they want to travel especially whenever they intend leaving their local government areas or travelling outside the state.
He further expressed gratitude to Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari for not only stopping to assist the accident victims but allowed one of the cars on his convoy to lift them out of the danger zone.
It was noted that NYSC experienced road accidents on Sunday, August 18, involving 3 deaths and 14 injured corps members who were travelling from katsina to Funtua to attend a wedding ceremony
The hospitalized corps members include: Apeh Eveline, Chinaza Azu, Francis Ogu, Ade Celestine, Patrick Shittu, Onoja Patience, the rest of the patients have been fully discharged
The Parish Priest of the Catholic Church, Reverend father Joseph Dugbe, Commended the timely response of the NYSC boss, describing it as the hallmark of quality leadership.
They later spoke to the parents of the dead to arrange dates to convey the copses to Ebonyi, Imo and Delta states.