The rate at which youth corps members die during the mandatory one year service to their fatherland is becoming alarming.
It has been reported that a corps member identified as Ibukun Arowolo allegedly slumped and died just a few days before the completion of his service year.
The unfortunate incident happened at the Lagos state secretariat in Alausa, Ikeja. Arowolo who was deployed to the Lagos state ministry of Economic Planning and Budget allegedly slumped and died on Thursday, May 24, barely five days to the end of the service year.
NAIJ.com gathered that the deceased was reported to have become uncomfortable after completing his meal which allegedly led to him slumping.
Some staffs of the ministry were reported to have rushed him to the staff clinic, Arowolo from where he was referred to the Lagos state University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) where he was confirmed dead.
A source said the deceased was planning to go for his marriage introduction few days before his death. Another source claimed Arowolo graduated from a university abroad and only returned to Nigeria for the mandatory NYSC year. While some people alleged that the deceased suffered a heart attack.
NAIJ.com had reported that a tragic incident occurred at Yikpata camp in Kwara state, after a serving corps member slumped and died on the parade ground. The corp member named Eva Amadi a graduate of Oil & Gas, from the University of Port-Harcourt, was said to have died from a bone fraction at the parade ground. Eva slumped at the parade ground on April 23, and was attended to at the camp’s health clinic, before she was referred to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital.
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