The Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps in Kogi State, Oludolapo Ahile, has been reported dead.
The Assistant Director, Public Relations, Kogi NYSC, Mr Adedapo Tayo, while speaking with NAN stated that Mrs Ahile and husband were involved in a ghastly accident on Keffi-Akwanga-Lafia highway, in Nasarawa State.
Tayo further revealed that the incident happened at Lafia axis of the highway at about 2 p.m on Thursday, May 16, after her vehicle somersaulted twice and veered into the bush.
Tayo added that the late coordinator alongside three other people were on their way to the burial of her father in-law.
He stated that after the accident they were rushed to the hospital but Mrs Ahile died on Friday, May 17.
He revealed that her husband, Michael Ahile, the driver and the other people survived the accident with injuries.
He stated that Mr. Ahile whose injury were more severe was transferred to a hospital in Abuja.
Tayo claimed that Mrs. Ahile left Lokoja around 6 a.m on Thursday to join her husband in Abuja in preparation for the funeral.
“Her husband, Mr Michael Ahile picked her in Abuja and they embarked on the journey to Tiv land in Benue through Keffi-Akwanga-Lafia highway.”
“The accident occurred at Lafia in Nasarrawa State at about 2 p.m, and they were quickly moved to the Lafia Specialist hospital for medical attention.”
“By 2 a.m this morning (May 17) we received information that she died at the Specialist Hospital Lafia,” Tayo said.
He stated that the management of NYSC had directed the Mr Ahile who had retired as its Director to be moved to a Specialist Hospital in Abuja for adequate medical attention.
Tayo further revealed that the NYSC Directorate Headquarters have swung into action on the incident.
“Appreciation goes to Gov. Yahaya Bello, who sent Mr Sani Ogu, the Chairman, NYSC State Governing Board and Commissioner for Youths and Sports Development, on a condolence visit to the state secretariat of the NYSC.”
“Oludolapo Ahile immensely contributed to the growth of the NYSC scheme in Kogi.
“She initiated the ongoing construction of NYSC Multipurpose Hall project that is about to be completed.
“She had also pressed on the state government for the renovation of the NYSC camp.”
“She was a woman of peace and had brought peace in the management and the staff members of the scheme.”
“She had been a motivator to corps members especially on skills acquisition and general counseling.”
“The entire corps members in Kogi will really miss her.”
“Her last assignment was to present about six corps members for national presidential and honours award, and she celebrated with them in Abuja at the Presidency recently,” Tayo said.