It was gathered that the prospective corps members who were from Imo and Akwa Ibom states had died in an auto crash that occurred around 2 am on Wednesday, July 28, while traveling to the NYSC orientation camp in Katsina State.
Buhari Mourn NYSC Corp Members Who Died In Auto Crash
In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and publicity, Femi Adesina on Thursday, President Buhari expressed sadness over the tragic incident.
“President Muhammadu Buhari is deeply saddened by the death of five prospective corps members in a motor accident on Abaji/Kwali expressway, Abuja on Wednesday, July 28, 2021.
“The President joins the board, management, and staff of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in paying tribute to those who lost their lives in the tragic accident.
“Commiserating with the families of the youngsters, the President assures that Nigerians share their grief and would continue to uphold them in prayers through this difficult time.
“The President extends best wishes to all corps members on national service as well as new call-ups in various orientation camps across the country.
“President Buhari reaffirms that the welfare and security of these young Nigerians, who have obeyed the call to serve the nation with dedication and selflessness, will remain a key priority of government, even as the sacrifices of the fallen youths will never be forgotten.”
Buhari added that the “welfare and security of these young Nigerians, who have obeyed the call to serve the nation with dedication and selflessness” will remain his key priority.
Meanwhile, the Northern youths have taken to the streets of Abuja on Friday to demand the immediate resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari.