- A member of the National Youth Service Corps, Ibrahim Olalekan, has been buried Akure in accordance with Islamic rites
- Olalekan died on Saturday, March 9, after the House of Assembly election in Ese-Odo local government area of Ondo State
- The corps member was returning from Agadagba-Obon after completing election duty before the incident occurred
lbrahim Olalekan, a member of the NYSC, who died on Saturday after the House of Assembly election in Ese-Odo local government area of Ondo State, was buried on Monday, March 11, in Akure in accordance with Islamic rites.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the deceased, who hailed from Ogun, was a graduate of Accountancy from the Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara.
Olalekan, an ad hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission and his colleagues were said to be returning from Agadagba-Obon after completing their duty before the ugly incident occurred.
Seven others, who survived the boat mishap but sustained injuries, were taken to a community health centre in Ese-Odo.
The Ondo state deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi, who condoled with the family, ordered that other victims of the boat accident be transferred to the Gani Fawehinmi Health Diagnostic Centre in Ondo town for adequate treatment.
Until his death, Olalekan served at Herald of Hope Group of Schools in Ojuala, Ese-Odo local government Area of Ondo state.
During the burial, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, who was represented by the commissioner for youth and sports development, Saka Yusuf-Ogunleye, commended the patriotism of the late corps member.
The state coordinator of the NYSC, Grace Akpabio, who spoke on behalf of the director general of the corps, Major General Suleiman Kazaure, also condoled with the family of the late NYSC member.
“We pray that Almighty Allah will grant repose of his soul and give the family the fortitude to bear the loss,” she said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the NYSC denied reports that a corps member deployed as INEC ad-hoc staff was killed in Rivers state during the Saturday, February 23 presidential election.
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The NYSC director of press and public relations, Adenike Adeyemi, made the denial while confirming that corps members will not be allowed to work in security challenged areas in the country.
Adeyemi, who spoke in Abuja on Saturday, March 2, ahead of the upcoming Governorship and House of Assembly polls slated for March 9, noted that reports of a corp member dying were totally false.
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