Tears as late Corps member who died in Akwa Ibom is buried
The female member of the NYSC who died in a ghastly car accident in Akwa Ibom State has been buried amidst tears.
The 26-year-old Onyekwere, a graduate of the Accounting from the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, was posted to serve at the Akwa Ibom State Government House, Uyo, the state capital, before she was involved in a ghastly accident in the state and lost her life, on June 23.
The victim was said to be returning from her place of duty at the government house when the crash occurred.
It was learnt that the lady could have survived if witnesses at the scene of the accident had rushed her to a hospital but instead, they were busy taking photos of the crash and posting on social media.
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This was revealed by Rev. Father Boniface Nwaigwe, a professor and lecturer in the Department of Philosophy, University of Port Harcourt, who announced during a requiem mass at Saint Brigid’s Catholic Church, Nnarambia, that people who witnessed the accident did not assist the victim by taking her to a hospital, but were busy snapping the pictures of the accident and posting them on social media.
“We are gradually losing our humanity. It is also very pathetic and difficult to get somebody who can help in any difficult situation.
Christianity has not yet come to Nigeria. Our attitude does not show we are Christians. Any religion that is not self-critical is nonsense. I still need to see the fruit of Christianity in our people.”
The Coordinator of the NYSC in Akwa Ibom, Ngozi Chukwuka, said the deceased was a diligent corps member, adding that her posting to the government house was based on merit.
“When the Akwa Ibom State Government House asked for three corps members who studied Accounting, Ngozi was among the three that scaled through out of the 38 graduates interviewed."
"It is not the NYSC that caused her death. Her death during the NYSC programme was one of the vicissitudes of life.
It is pertinent at this juncture to disclose that the NYSC bore all the expenses incurred for the burial of the deceased. It is our prayer that God grants her soul eternal repose.”
The female Corps member going home
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