NYSC honours late State Coordinator
Tiamiyu Saheed Oluwatosin
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has named a newly built multi-purpose hall located in Lokoja after Mrs. Oludolapo Ahile, the Kogi NYSC Coordinator, who died on May 17.
NYSC Director-General, Brig- Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, while on a condolence visit to the state office of the NYSC on Tuesday in Lokoja, said that the gesture was to honour Ahile for her good works and contribution to the scheme.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the multi-purpose hall was initiated and constructed by the late Coordinator.
NAN also recalls that Ahile died from injuries she sustained in a road accident that occurred along Lafia-Akwanga on May 16.
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She was said to be traveling to Benue for the burial of her father-in-law alongside her husband when the accident occurred
“Mrs. Ahile deserves all the honour we can give her. She was a humble, hardworking, diligent, loyal, friendly and God fearing woman.
“The good testimonies about late Mrs. Ahile prompted my decision to personally visit the state to condole with the corps members, the NYSC staff, the state government and the good people of Kogi State,” Ibrahim said.
He urged the people to emulate Ahile’s lifestyle, pointing out that death could come anytime.
Ibrahim cautioned corps members against unauthorised journeys, and advised them to travel only when it was “absolutely important”.
Ibrahim assured members of Ahile’s family that the NYSC would not abandon them, saying that everything would be done to assist them.
Earlier, Mrs. Litty Nwokeke, the Acting Coordinator, had commended the NYSC boss for identifying with the Kogi office in its time of grief, and described the death of Ahile as ”a painful loss”.
She said that the late coordinator had facilitated many projects, one of which was the construction of the hall named after her.
Nwokeke added that Ahile had also facilitated the donation of N5 million by the Kogi government to the family of a late director in the state NYSC office.
“The late Coordinator will always be remembered for her patience, tolerance and love for corps members and staff of the scheme,” she said.
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