Bitter Tears Flow As Body Of Corps Member Who Died In Orientation Camp Goes Home


The body of deceased corps member who died while at the orientation camp in Kwara Stare, has been taken home.
According to Punch Metro, the Family, friends and associates of a late member of the National Youth Service Corps, Eva Amadi, wept uncontrollably on Monday as the body of the deceased was conveyed from Ilorin, the Kwara State capital to her home town in Rivers State.
Amadi, who was among new corps members undergoing orientation in Edu Local Government Area of Kwara State, reportedly suffered a bone fracture during a morning drill on Monday, April 23 and died on Thursday.
A native of Rivers State, she attended the University of Port Harcourt where she obtained a Bachelor degree in Oil and Gas Engineering.
The Public Relations Officer of the NYSC in Kwara, Mr. Oladipo Morakinyo, in a telephone interview with our correspondent, confirmed that the body of the deceased was conveyed in an NYSC ambulance from the  University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, where she was confirmed dead and embalmed, to  Port Harcourt, capital of Rivers State.
He noted that the Federal Government, through the NYSC, bought the casket and paid the hospital and embalment bills, as well as other burial expenses.
Meanwhile, the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has said that Amadi should be immortalised.
Saraki, who paid a condolence visit to the officials and corps members at the Yikpata Orientation camp, also described Amadi’s death as a sad event.
The Senate President noted that the facilities at the camp were inadequate and he pledged that efforts would be made to upgrade them.

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