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Multiple Deaths Hit NYSC Camps (Photos)

Multiple Deaths Hit NYSC Camps (Photos)

3 NYSC Members have died in various Camps across the country in one week.

Tributes to the deceased corps member, Miss Ifedolapo Amoke Oladepo, who died in Kano NYSC orientation camp on November 29, flow like rivers of water.

According to one Sen Ajibolu Marcarony Yusuff, who appears to be a relation of the deceased, Ifedolapo called home five hours to her death and told her older sister, Mrs. Oyeyode Abimbola (a nurse) to start coming to her Kano orientation camp because, as alleged, the NYSC doctors were not giving enough care.

Yusuff said the late 26-year-old corps member who graduated with a First Class degree in Transport Management from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho, was given injection at the orientation camp’s clinic, but that she called home to say that she had reacted to the injection, as she noticed visible rashes all over her body.
Later, Yusuff claimed, Ifedolapo called home to complain of tongue-twisting, and was reportedly given another injection.

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Yusuff continued, “When a male doctor agreed to speak with her sister (Oyeyode Abimbola), he explained that Ifedolapo was having anaphylaxis (acute allergic reaction) and that they intended to place her under observation for an hour before transferring her to Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital.”

Yusuff claimed that it took about five hours before the camp management transferred Ifedolapo to General Hospital, Gwazo, instead of the AKTH as promised.

She allegedly became incommunicado, as she could no longer be reached on phone.

Thirteen hours later, the family allegedly received a call from the Kano State NYSC camp officials informing them of her death.

In reaction to the issue, the Head of the NYSC Press and Public Relations in Abuja, Mrs. Bosede

Aderibigbe, said that Ifedolapo was sick when she arrived the Kano orientation camp, and that she did not die of stress as her relations and friends thought.

In the same vein, another First Class graduate of Petroleum Engineering from the University of Uyo, Mr. Ukeme Monday, has died in Zamfara State orientation camp.

He reportedly died on Thursday, December 1, of yet-to-be-ascertained causes.

A classmate of his, one Mr. Patrick Immo, noted that Monday was a committed Christian worker in his local assembly, the Power City International.

Immo said the two of them had shopped together a few days to the orientation camp, and that they departed Uyo for their respective orientation camps on November 23.

“It was thus a rude shock to me when, on December 1, I heard that Monday had died,” Immo narrated.

In addition to his First Class certificate, friends said Monday also won four scholarships and other top academic prizes as a student.

Meanwhile, a female member of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Miss Elechi, posted to Bayelsa State, has reportedly died of a strange ailment. The deceased, aged 27, a graduate of Ignatius Azuru University of Education, Port Harcourt in Rivers State, died at about 9p.m., Tuesday night, five days after arriving NYSC Orientation Camp. Though the cause of her death could not be immediately ascertained, sources said she was bleeding and vomiting few hours after her arrival at the camp at Kaiama in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of the state. Some of her colleagues claimed that the deceased, on arrival at the camp last Thursday, was looking “terribly” sick and could not participate in some opening activities at the camp.

An official of NYSC, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said: “This is a case of non-disclosure of state of health by a corps member.” It was gathered that her condition deteriorated and she was rushed to the sick bay of the camp at about 8p.m. According to sources, the doctor at the camp clinic immediately referred her to the state-owned Diette-Koki Memorial Hospital, Opolo, in the state capital, where she was confirmed dead. The demise of the corps member, it was learned, became the subject of discussion among her colleagues at the camp. Attempts made to reach the State Coordinator of NYSC, Mr. Ekeocha Anthony, proved abortive, but a senior official confirmed the development.

He called on corps members to always inform the authorities of their health condition on time.

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Emeh James Anyalekwa, is a Seasoned Journalist, scriptwriter, Movie producer/Director and Showbiz consultant. He is the founder and CEO of the multi Media conglomerate, CANDY VILLE, specializing in Entertainment, Events, Prints and Productions. He is currently a Special Assistant (Media) to the Former Governor of Abia State and Chairman Slok Group, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu. Anyalekwa is also the National President, Online Media Practitioners Association of Nigeria (OMPAN) https://web.facebook.com/emehjames

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