A member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) identified as Mr. Ogundare Lawrence Opeyemi, has slumped and died in Bayelsa State. It was gathered that Opeyemi died in Nembe, Nembe Local Government Area, where he was posted for his primary assignment.
It was learnt that the deceased corps member slumped a day after he had a party with his colleagues in the area.
“A day after the party, he complained of a health-related issue and before we knew what was happening he slumped and died”, a source who spoke in confidence said.
His death caused panic among corps members, who raised the alarm over incessant death of their colleagues in the state. His remains were later conveyed to and deposited at the mortuary of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yenagoa.
But on Friday, corps members cried uncontrollably when kinsmen of the deceased came to convey the remains to his home state, Ekiti for burial. Hundreds of corps members trooped to the mortuary section of the hospital in solidarity with their departed colleague.
Officials of the NYSC in the state were led by the corps’ state Coordinator, Mr. Anthony Ekeocha. Ekeocha reportedly described the death as painful and decried incessant death of corps members in Bayelsa.
“We are here to carry out an assignment and it is a painful assignment. Not quite long we were here to carry out same assignment, too much death in NYSC.
“We all pray that we should not die prematurely but at an old age. I put myself in the shoes of the parents after much investment but at the end this is what they got but we cannot question God”.