Yet another graduate has died in the Batch B orientation camping exercise of the National Youth Service Corps.
Udeme Monday, a First Class graduate of Petroleum Engineering died on Thursday at the NYSC Zamfara camp.
In a post on his Facebook wall, Victor Jerry Emah a friend to the deceased shared a WhatsApp chat he had with Monday showing his discomfort on his posting to Zamfara.
He wrote, “I should have known… I should have paid more attention to what you were saying. Your body, spirit and soul rejected that posting… I should have had the powers to relocate you. I should have listened closely… All is not well Ukeme Monday don’t tell me that!”
Another friend of Monday, Immo Pat took to his Instagram page to mourn his friend as he gave a brief timeline of events before Monday’s death.
He wrote, “November 21st…… l helped you check your state of deployment online
“November 22nd….. We went to Itam market to buy our kits for the orientation exercise.
“November 23rd…..We all departed Uyo to our respective camps.
“December 1st…… I got the sad news that you’re no more.
What a ruthless you world.
“Ikpa, whatever reason that made you leave this world so soon is unfair.
“But why now?
“After all the stress and sleepless nights we went through together for 5 years.
“You made a First class,
You were overall Best in the ’10 Engineering class,
You won about four scholarships.
You organized free tutorials for junior colleagues and even your own mates.
“I really don’t have words to express how felt when I heard the news about the your untimely demise.
…….and I really can’t understand why God allowed this one to happen.
Brotherly, though you are gone, I know your legacies and the impact you created will forever be remembered.
Rest On Ukeme Monday
It is well
God knows best.”
Dolapo is a writer and journalist who works with YNaija. He has interests in Christianity, politics and sports.