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#RiversRerun: NYSC DG Visits Family Of Slain Corps Member, Promises Support

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THE National Youth Service Corps has assured that the family of Corps member, Okonta Dumebi Samuel, who was killed by unknown gunmen in Rivers State, would not be abandoned.
The Director-General Brig-General Johnson Olawumi gave the assurance during condolence visits to the deceased’s family and the palace of the paramount ruler of Illah Town in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State, the Ogbelani of Illah, Obi Akazue Gbemudu II.
Olawumi told them that the NYSC was already working with INEC and the Rivers State Government to ensure that Dumebi is given a befitting burial, and to provide support for the bereaved family.
The DG said the NYSC had always made the protection of Corps members a top priority not only during elections, but also throughout the service year, saying that the death of Dumebi came to the scheme as a rude shock. Paying tribute to the deceased, Olawumi noted that he died while contributing towards fostering a credible electoral process and to the development of his fatherland.
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