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BREAKING: House of Rep summons NYSC DG over deaths

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The Nigerian House of Representatives has summoned the Director General of the National Youth Service Corps scheme Brigadier General Sule Zakari Kazaure over the death of three corp members in the last two weeks.

NYSC DG Kazaure has been summoned by the national assembly to explain three deaths in orientation camp

The House of Rep has summoned the DG of NYSC to explain three deaths in orientation camp

The lawmakers want the NYSC boss to come and answer questions on the recent deaths of some Youth corps members.

NYSC DG Kazaure has been summoned by the national assembly to explain three deaths in orientation camp

Leadership reports that the Representatives in plenary on Tuesday, December 6 said Kazaure should appear before a joint committees of the House on Justice, Youths Development and Health Services to explain the circumstances which led to the deaths of three corps members at the NYSC orientation camps.

The House also resolved that a delegation from the lower house will be sent on a condolence visit to families of corps members who died.

Olufemi Fakeye of Boluwaduro/Ifedayo/Illa federal constituency of Osun state, in a motion titled “Unfortunate and Avoidable Death of late Miss. Ifedolapo Racheal Oledepo, a Corps meber at the Kano state Orientation Camp”, noted that the death of a first-class graduate of Aviation and Transport Management of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology could have been avoided.

He noted that Orientation Camp authorities failed to act promptly when she reported her sickness to them because they thought she was trying to avoid camp activities. She was eventually admitted into the camp clinic but it was by then too late.

Recall that a newly deployed female youth corp member named Miss Chiyerum Elechi died at her place of deployment in Bayelsa state after profuse bleeding from her orifices. Chiyerum was one of three to die within days of getting to their orientation camps.