Family of late corps member receives death benefit from NYSC


Family of late corps member receives death benefit from NYSC,Chikwado Ezuruike, alongside four others died in an auto crash while on their way to NYSC orientation camp in Katsina on July 28.

Family of late corps member receives death benefit from the Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.- Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim.

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has presented a cheque of N1 million as death benefit to the family of late corps member, Chikwado Ezururike in Abia.

The cheque, which is the insurance cover, was presented to the family at the NYSC secretariat in Umuahia on Wednesday.

Mr Ezururike and four others lost their lives in a fatal auto crash along Abuja-Kwali highway on July 28 on their way from Uyo in Akwa Ibom to the NYSC Orientation Camp in Katsina State.

Emmanuel Ayeniko, the Assistant Director (Insurance), NYSC Headquarters, Abuja, presented the cheque to the deceased family on behalf of the Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier-General Shuaibu Ibrahim.

While presenting the cheque, Mr Ayeniko condoled with the family and said, “We know that this amount cannot replace lost life, but it is a token to say we feel with you.”

He said that a NYSC official was also in Uyo to present the insurance benefits to other deceased families, who hailed from Akwa Ibom.

Mr Ezuruike, a graduate of History and International Diplomacy, hailed from Imo, but his family resides in Aba, Abia.

Receiving the cheque on behalf of the family, Albert Ezuruike, the eldest child, thanked the NYSC and the Director-general for the kind gesture a

Denis Jingi, the State Coordinator of NYSC, Abia, commended the director-general for the speed in processing the benefit.

He said that the action was a demonstration of the director-general’s passion for corps members’ welfare.

He said that he and other NYSC officials had earlier paid a condolence visit to the family in Aba, following the director-general’s directive.

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