The Management, staff and Corps members of the National Youth Service Corps Scheme were thrown into mourning on Tuesday, after news broke in the early hours of the day that Owolabi Precious Ayo (FC/18C/5226) was no more.
According to reports, Owolabi Precious Ayo, a Corps member who was serving with Channels Television lost his life after sustaining wounds from gun bullet that hit him, while covering a protest staged by Moslem Brotherhood, around Federal Secretariat, Central Business District, Abuja on Monday.
In his usual disposition of placing welfare and security of Corps members above every other thing, the Director General of NYSC Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim on Monday evening rushed to National Hospital Abuja immediately on getting information from NYSC Coordinator of Federal Capital Territory Coordinator, Hajiya Walida Isa Saddique concerning the Corps member’s ill fate.
The Director General was at the hospital with the aim of seeing the possibility of reviving the Corps member, and he remained there until around 12:00 midnight, when doctors informed him that all hope was lost.
The humane Brigadier General still returned to the hospital at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday in company of some directors, other officers and Corps members, where they paid their last respect to the young patriot, who paid the supreme sacrifice for the fatherland, before his body was taken to his family Zaria in Kaduna state.
Before leaving the medical facility, the Director General also checked on Corps member Suleiman of Leadership newspaper, who is recuperating from the gun wounds he sustained from the same protest. The Director General assured him that NYSC is taking full responsibility for his treatment.
He commended the management and staff of the hospital under the leadership of the Chief Medical Director, Dr. JAF Momoh for taking good care of Corps and other patients