President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an independent investigation into the death of Ifedolapo Oladepo, a Batch B corps member who died at the Kano NYSC Orientation camp.
The order was in a statement by his Special Adviser to the President in Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
The President was also quoted to have commiserated with the families of Chinyerum Nwenenda Elechi; Oladepo and Monday Asuquo Ukeme, all of whom died in various NYSC camps.
The statement read, “President Buhari also extends condolences to the Director-General and Management of the NYSC over the transition of the youth corps members, Chinyerum Nwenenda Elechi, Ifedolapo Oladepo and Monday Asuquo Ukeme, in Bayelsa, Kano and Zamfara states respectively.
“While enjoining the management to do all within its powers to protect the lives of those under its charge, the President calls on parents and guardians of current and potential NYSC participants not to panic over the recent tragic deaths.
“On the particular death of Miss Ifedolapo Oladepo in Kano State, President Buhari has ordered an independent investigation to unravel the true circumstances. He prays that God will grant the souls of the departed youths eternal rest.”