The Management of the National Youth Service Corps wishes to condole with the government and people of Imo State over the loss of lives in a building collapse, which occurred in Owerri.
Our thoughts are with the bereaved families in this moment of grief. We stand by them in prayers that the Almighty God comforts them.
While we mourn with the bereaved and the rest of the nation, we are constrained to correct the misinformation in the news reports by some national dailies regarding the identities of two of the deceased persons.
Chinedu Isiogugu and Ngozi Oformezie were not serving Corps members as stated in the news reports.
To put the record straight, Chinedu Isiogugu, a graduate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, indeed served on the platform of the NYSC during the 2016 Batch ‘A’ service year with state code number IM/16A/3803. However, the deceased completed the service and was officially discharged on 4th May, 2017.
Ngozi Oformezie as at date is also not identified as a serving Corps member.
We commend our media friends and stakeholders for their efforts at informing the citizenry. We equally want to appeal for cross-checking of facts with the Scheme on matters of this nature, especially to ascertain identities of serving Corps members.
May the souls of the departed rest in peace.