- A Nigerian first class graduate has reportedly passed away days after completing his National Youth Service Corps
- The first class graduate Simon Godwin Idoko had trended in 2018 after it was revealed that he took JAMB six times before he passed
- Idoko graduated with a 4.75 CGPA in pure and applied chemistry from Usmanu Danfodiyo University
Simon Godwin Idoko, the young man, who was celebrated in 2018, for graduating with a first-class degree in pure and applied chemistry from Usmanu Danfodiyo University has reportedly passed away after battling illness.
Legit.ng had reported that the first class graduate was celebrated all over the country after it was revealed that he took the Joint Admission Matriculation Board exam six times before he passed and was admitted into the university.
Idoko, who graduated with a 4.75 CGPA in pure and applied chemistry from Usmanu Danfodiyo University, became a symbol of hope to young Nigerians, reminding them never to give up on their dreams. Now, he has been snatched away by the cold hands of death.
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The sad news of his death was announced on Facebook by a user identified as Ameh Comrade Godwin-Azikiwe.
Godwin Azikiwe shared a post, revealing that the first-class graduate passed away days after he completed his National Youth Service Corps. He revealed that the young man had battled with illness leading to the tragedy.
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According to Daily Post, Idoko was attached to the Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu State, where he served as his Place of Primary Assignment in the chemistry department as a graduate assistant.
Idoko was said to have been a native of Udaburu Owukpa in Ogbadibo local government area in Benue state.
In a chat with Daily Post, the chairman of the development association of Udaburu local government, Emmanuel Odoh, revealed that the deceased died on Monday, August 12, in the morning.
He said: "Yes, he died this morning. He’s about to be buried as we speak."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that another young man identified as Alameen passed on a day after graduating with a first class from the university. It was gathered that the deceased was a student of Bayero University, Kano state.
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