NYSC: Family, friends have protest the death of Ifedolapo Oladepo, demand compensation

Poster: STANCOBRIDGE | Date: 5:30am, 8th Dec 2016. | Views: 356 | 1 Replies
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STANCOBRIDGE. Jalingo, Taraba
5:30am, 8th Dec 2016.
Following the death of Miss Ifedolapo Oladepo, a
2016 Batch ‘B’ (Stream I) member of the National
Youth Service Corps, NYSC, families members and
friends of the deceased have staged a protest in
Osun State.

Ifedolapo died at NYSC orientation camp in Kano
State on November 29 and was la!d to rest in her
hometown in Osun State on Thursday.

While reports made the rounds that she died as a
result of negligence from camp officials, who
allegedly mistook her illness for pretense to avoid
going out for parade, the NYSC had on Tuesday
attributed her death to an untreated renal sepsis

To register their anger over the alleged negligence
of officials, the protesters on Tuesday took to the
streets in Osun, vowing to continue the protest
until those who allegedly failed to give adequate
medical attention to the first-class graduate of
Transport Management of the Ladoke Akintola
University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State,
are exposed and punished.

The protest took off from the Freedom Park and
was led by the National Public Relations Officer,
PRO, of the National Association of Nigerian
Students, NANS, Mr. Idowu Odebunmi; the Deputy
Coordinator of NANS in the South West, Mr.
Saheed Afolabi, and the National President of the
National Association of Osun State Students, Mr.
Oladejo Bashiru
Dressed in black apparels and displaying placards
bearing various inscriptions, they marched through
the Osogbo/Ibadan Road before proceeding to the
state House of Assembly.

The PRO said anybody found guilty of negligence
in the case should be punished according to the
law, adding that such would prevent recurrence of
untimely death of those participating in the

His words, “The NYSC should be restructured,
tender a public apology to Nigerians.

“Heavy compensation should be paid to the family
of the deceased and any official, who is found
guilty, must be punished.

“Investigation should be conducted into the
circumstances that led to her death which should
be made public and adequate compensation be
paid by NYSC.”
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