By Stephen Adeleye.
Kogi Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, has condoled the family of Mr Michael Ahile and the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) over death of Kogi NYSC Coordinator, Mrs. Oludolapo Ahile.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Ahile and her husband were involved in an auto crash along Keffi-Akwanga-Lafia highway in Nassarawa.
The critically injured woman died on Friday at Lafia Specialist Hospital at about 2p.m.
A statement by the Commissioner, Mrs Rosemary Osikoya, described the news of Ahile’s death as “a rude shock to the entire Kogi education sector.”
According to Osikoya, the coordinator had made invaluable contributions toward the rebuilding process of Kogi education sector and humanity at large.
“The entire Kogi education sector condoles with her husband, Mr Michael Ahile and family, and the entire staff and management of NYSC for this great loss.
“Ahile was a committed and passionate pillar for the education sector in Kogi since her deployment to the state in 2017.
“Upon resumption in the state, she partnered with our ministry to update and review corps members’ posting to public schools.
“We collaborate to ensuring accommodations for corps members where challenges were discussed with the ministry.
“The late Ahile discussed challenges of NYSC members and gave support to ensuring that corps members remains and performed well at their various places of assignments in schools.
“On a personal note, she was gentle, very friendly, soft-spoken yet competent’,” osikoya said.
Osikoya added: “Kogi education sector have lost a strong partner and we mourn the transition of a noble stakeholder to eternal rest.”
She prayed that her soul rest in peace, and that God would grant the NYSC and her family the fortitude to bear the great loss.