Black Wednesday as accident claims 5 NYSC members

File copy: Some NYSC members

By Richard Elesho

Wednesday 28th, July was a bad day for the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC. Five prospective corp members were killed in a fatal accident in the early hours of that day.

The accident occurred about along the usually busy Abaji/ Kwali Expressway.

This was confirmed in a statement by spokesperson of the NYSC, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi who described the incident as “devastating”.

“It is with a deep sense of sorrow that the Director-General, management and the entire NYSC family commiserate with the families of five prospective corps members that lost their lives in a ghastly motor accident at about 2 am Wednesday, 28th July 2021, along Abaji/ Kwali Expressway.

“The Director-General and Management also condole with the governments and people of Akwa-Ibom and Imo States over the tragic incident that has left the Scheme devastated.

“Indeed, it has been a black Wednesday for the NYSC family. May God grant the families and loved ones the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. May their souls rest in peace,” the statement reads.