NYSC Immortalises Late Ahile, Kogi NYSC Coordinator

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By Stephen Adeleye.

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has immortalised its late Kogi State Coordinator, Mrs Oludolapo Ahile, who died on May 17.

The new NYSC Director General, Brig- Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim while on a condolence visit to the state office of the NYSC on Tuesday in Lokoja  named  a newly built Multipurpose Hall after the late Mrs Ahile.

According to him, the decision to rename the hall located in Lokoja is to honour Ahile’s good works and contribution to the development of the scheme.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the new multi-purpose hall was initiated and constructed by the late Coordinator, which was presently nearing  completion.

NAN recalls that the late state Coordinator died as a result of injury she sustained  in a ghastly motor accident on Lafia- Akwanga road in Nasarawa State on May 16.

She was travelling to Benue State for the burial of her father in-law alongside her husband when the accident occurred.

Ibrahim said that his findings about the life of Mrs Ahile, revealed that she was a humble, hardworking, diligent, loyal, friendly and God fearing woman.

According to him, the good testimonies about late Mrs Ahile, prompted his decision to personally visit the state to condole with the corps members, the NYSC staff, the Government and the good people of Kogi State.

He urged the people to emulate the quality life the late Ahile’s lived.

“Death is an appointment that no one knows when it will come,” he said.

Ibrahim cautioned the corps members against  unauthorised traveling to stop avoidable death.

”Please do not travel except it is very important,”  Ibrahim said.

Ibrahim assured that the NYSC would not abandon the family of the late Mrs Ahile, saying they would do everything possible to assist him.

He commended the State Government for its cooperation and support for the NYSC, saying Kogi remain one of the States that had been very supportive of the scheme.

Earlier, Mrs Litty Nwokeke, the state  Acting Coordinator  of the  NYSC, commended the Director-general for identifying with them in this moment if grief,   describing the death of Ahile as ”a painful loss”.

She said the late coordinator had facilited many laudable projects in the state, one of which was the construction of the new multipurpose hall just named after her.

Nwokeke added that Mrs Ahile also facilitated the donation of N5 million by the State Government to the family of a late  director in the  state NYSC.

She added that Mrs Ahile had also facilitated the payment of transport allowance by the state government to corps members from camp to their places of primary assignments.

According to her,  the late  Coordinator will always  be  remembered for her patience, tolerance, detribalised nature and love for Corps members and staff of the scheme.

She disclosed  that 5,761 corps members are currently serving in the state.

(NAN)


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