The Director General of National Youth Service Corp (NYSC), Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has commiserated with families of prospective corps members, Robert Ajibade and Basit Tiamiyu, who lost their lives recently in a fatal motor accident along Kwali-Abuja expressway.
Ibrahim, who was represented by the Osun State NYSC Coordinator, Ayodele Adegoke, who led a delegation of officials on a condolence visit to the families of the deceased, expressed the heartfelt pain of the NYSC family upon hearing the news.
Adegoke described Ajibade and Tiamiyu’s death as a great loss to the scheme and the nation, saying it has been deprived of the selfless and patriotic services of the duo.
While presenting letters of condolence and cash support from the NYSC Director General to each to the families of the deceased, the Osun State NYSC Coordinator also admitted that the loss of these young ones is a blow to their families, their respective communities and the scheme.
He assured the two families of the continuous support of the scheme to identify with the challenges of its members and promised to maintain close ties with the family.
According to him, “Osun State has lost two talented souls. Their existence was a blessing to all and sundry and their demise is no doubt a great loss which will remain in our hearts for ages to come. We pray for strength and fortitude for the family and friends of the deceased to push forth with zest and courage.
“The NYSC family nationwide grieves in this moment of sorrow. We have lost two sons whose bright futures have been truncated by the cold hands of death. May God strengthen us all and give us might to forge ahead in the journey of life. We ask for protection and preservation of our families”.
The duo of Robert Ajibade and Basit Tiamiyu lost their lives in a fatal accident that occurred on Wednesday 1st September, 2021 as they were travelling for the mandatory one year national youth service scheme.
They were part of the Prospective Corps Members (PCMs) deployed for the Batch B Stream II.
It had reported that four students of Osun State University (UNIOSUN), three males and a female had chartered a vehicle to convey them from Osogbo to Kaduna, where the female amongst them, Adeniyi Kabirat Taiwo was heading to Kano for same deployment.
Two out of the four UNIOSUN students survived the crash, Abdulrahaman Monsuru Omotunde (College of Management and Social Sciences) and Adeniyi Kabirat Taiwo.
Ajibade and Tiamiyu were both graduates of Computer Science and Electrical/Electronics Engineering of the Osun State University respectively.