- 19 corp members were injured after an accident on Lagos-Ibadan expressway
- No person was killed in the accident which was reportedly caused by overspeeding
- The corp members had just left camp after a 3-week orientation when they had the accident
No fewer than 19 corp members were injured on Monday in a lone accident involving a Nissan Civilian bus at Danco area of Sagamu along Lagos – Ibadan expressway.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the injured corp members were travelling to their places of primary assignment in Ota after the three week orientation exercise which ended on Monday in NYSC Camp, Sagamu.
NAN reports that the injured corp members, comprising nine males and 10 females, were treated at nearby Julius Berger and FRSC clinics while four with critical injuries were taken to the teaching hospital in Sagamu.
No life was lost in the accident.
Some of the corp members told NAN at the scene that the civilian bus, which had no registration number, caught fire after it lost control off the road.
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NAN gathered that many corps members lost their valuables, including certificates and other credentials in the accident.
Clement Oladele, Ogun Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), who confirmed the incident to NAN, blamed the accident on speed violation.
The FRSC official advised passengers to always caution drivers against over speeding, especially during the rainy season.
“Where such drivers refused to comply, they should call FRSC Toll Free number 122 for FRSC to take necessary disciplinary action against such erring drivers,” he said.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com earlier reported that the governor of Cross River, Ben Ayade, on Monday August 13, increased the monthly allowance of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members serving in the state from N3,100 to N5,000.
Ayade made the announcement at the closing ceremony for the 2018 `Batch B’ orientation course at the NYSC Orientation Camp in Obubra local government area of the state.
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