An asthmatic NYSC member deployed to Bauchi State for her service year and orientation program, reportedly died while participating in a parade.
The 28-year-old Asthmatic NYSC member who died during parade on Monday, April 1, 2019, and it was learnt that the management of the NYSC in the state had not yet made any official statement on it.
The deceased who is an orphan and the second graduate in her hometown, hailed from Harshuwa, Kwaturu district, in the Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna State. She reportedly sponsored herself through school. It was gathered that her complaint of being ashmatic and not being able to participate in the parade, was dismissed by an official at the Wailo orientation camp in the Ganjuwa Local Government Area. “The official told her that corps members were fond of giving flimsy excuses in order to avoid parade,” another corps member alleged.
A colleague who disclosed that Yohanna took part in the morning meditation despite her earlier complaints, said she reportedly slumped and was rushed to the camp clinic, but her situation got worse and she was transferred to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital in Bauchi, where she died.
Punch reported that at the closing ceremony of the three weeks orientation exercise, the NYSC coordinator in the state, Afolayan James, in his speech did not acknowledge the death of the female corps member. The deceased, according to the burial schedule was buried on April 5, 2019.