Saraki visits NYSC camp in Kwara over death of female corps member

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki visited NYSC members serving in Kwara state earlier today, Sunday, April 29.

Saraki was in the camp to commiserate with the NYSC members over the death of a female corps member identified as Miss Hilda Amadi Ichechukwu, recently.

According to the Senate President, one of his major priorities in office is to understand the needs of young people and ensure that the Senate in its capacity, strengthens the institutions that enhance their capacity.

He praised the Nigerian youths for their hard-work and resilience, stressing that for Nigeria to thrive, youths must be supported because they make up the majority of our population.

The Senate President also used the opportunity to inspect facilities in the camp, after which he promised to contribute to the renovation of the facility.

He stated that there was a definite need for government to improve upon the medical and other facilities in the camp.

While lamenting the demise of the corps member, Miss Hilda Amadi Ichechukwu, Saraki said Nigerian youths can match their counterparts anywhere in the world in terms of creativity and government must do everything to ensure they fulfil their dreams.

He later led a minute silence in honour of the late corps member and described his visit as part of a process of immortalising her.

He then promised the corps members that he will use his ‘persuasive influence’ to ensure that Kwara state government begins to pay local monthly allowance to corps members serving in the state.

He said: “Coming here always bring good memories because as governor of the state I had occasions to be here and I had cultivated a special relationship with this camp. Thus when I heard of the unfortunate incident I felt bad and decided to come and condole with you.

“We must take up the responsibility of doing more to ensure this type of thing doesn’t happen again and that every NYSC is of good memories for each of you. This should not be a place of endurance but a place you should be happy to have been to, something that will impact on your life even after here.

“We have the responsibility to improve your condition and I have gone around and seen things for myself and identified the areas where we need to intervene such as the kitchen, hostels etc. Times are hard but we have a great country that has potentials. You have capacities to match any young people in the world and we must give you that opportunity. Most of you will shine if we give you that opportunity; we shall do everything to ensure that your future is bright.”

Earlier, state director of the NYSC, Mr. Amaefule Remigius had described the late Miss Amadi as a young lady, full of life, intelligent, beautiful and very active in all camp activities while alive.

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