NYSC, Ogun govt. Pay Visit To Recovering Accident Victims In OOUTH

By on August 14, 2018

Less than 24 hours after 37 corps members got involved in a crash on the Lagos/Ibadan expressway, officials in Ogun paid a visit to victims at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu.
Leading the team on Tuesday were Mrs Josephine Bakare, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Coordinator in Ogun and Mr Joseph Fabi, Permanent Secretary, Ogun Ministry of Youth and Sports.
It will be recalled that the affected corps members got involved in the accident shortly after leaving the orientation camp in Sagamu on Monday en route Sango-Ota to their place of postings.
Mrs Florence Takon, the NYSC’s Asst. Director, Press and Public Relations told newsmen that they were glad that no corps members had lost their life in the incident.
She said, going by their observations, the six corps members with serious injuries were recuperating well.
Takon added that four of them had been discharged, while two were still under observation by the doctors.
She thanked the public and officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) for coming quickly to the victims rescue.
“We are happy that, just over a week from the Taraba River incidence, we are not mourning the loss of another set of our children.
“The report we have from the hospital here is that the doctors just need more time to observe those being treated before discharging them.
“As I speak, the remaining 31 corps members who were involved are being taken care of at the camp as they prepare to be conveyed to their destinations.
“It’s unfortunate what happened yesterday has we always ensure to sensitise our drivers on the dangers of overspeeding and maintaining proper checks on their vehicles,” she said.
One of the victims, Mr Isaac Ukaegbu, 24, an Insurance Science graduate from the Imo State University, told NAN that the crash was actually caused by brake system failure.
“From what I recall, the driver suddenly raised alarm that the break had failed and in the process, he tried swerving the vehicle off the road to avoid hitting other cars.
“In the process, he lost control of the vehicle which crashed and immediately caught fire.
“Thankfully, we all managed to escape from it with varying degrees of injuries but I thank God everyone of us is alive,” he said.
NAN reports that a total of 2,411 Batch ‘B’ Steam 1 corps members completed their orientation course, which began on July 24, at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Sagamu.
They had all received their postings to their places of primary assignments.

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