The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has urged the family of the late National Youth Corps member, Precious Owolabi, to accept his death as the will of God in good faith.
Buhari, who was represented by his vice, Yemi Osinbajo, recently made a condolence visit to the family, advising the bereaved to take heart as the irreplaceable loss would never be forgotten.
Osinbajo engaged the father of the deceased, Owolabi Ayo, in a heart-to-heart discussion during the visit to the family, NAN reports.
Director-General of the National Youths Service Corps, Brigadier General Shu’aibu Ibrahim, also present said that Monday, the 22 of July, 2019 was a sad day for the NYSC family.
He said, “Actually, last Monday was a very sad day for the NYSC family and for the Vice President to come on behalf of the President on condolence with the family is an indication that the Federal Government really cares for the NYSC and the welfare of the NYSC is paramount to the Federal Government.
“We appreciate it and I can assure you that we have learnt a lesson from what had happened. As you can see, the corps members are very proud of the Federal Government for the President to come to this house, this indicated that Precious Owolabi is a hero, he died in the service of our country.”
The VP was accompanied by Governor Nasiru el-Rufai of Kaduna State, Council Chairmen of Zaria, Sabongari and Kudan Local Government Areas.
However, the Federal Government’s call for the proscription of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria has been granted by a Federal High Court in Abuja.
Justice Nkeonye Maha has issued the order in a ruling, tagging the group’s activities “as acts of terrorism and illegality”.
Owolabi was killed during a protest by members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria, known as Shi’ites, in Abuja on July 22.