- Anthony Ochai, a corps member, has died of heart failure in Sokoto state
- Ochai died after he collapsed during a football match
- His remains would be buried on Friday, April 7, in his home town in Benue state
Anthony Ochai, a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member from Benue state, has died of heart failure in Sokoto state.
This was disclosed by the state NYSC coordinator Alhaji Musa Abubakar on Friday, April 7, during the passing out ceremony of 1,411 corps members deployed to Sokoto state under the 2016 batch ”A”, Stream One.
Abubakar said: “The late corps member was serving at the Government Secondary School, Tsamaye, Sabon-Birni local government in the state.
“The deceased was resting after a football match between the various batches of the scheme, suddenly he just collapsed and died.
“His remains were brought to the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto and it was confirmed that he died of heart failure.”
He further stated that the late corps member hailed from Ugbokolo village, in Ukopo local government of Benue state.
According to Abubakar, the remains of the late Ochai would be buried on Friday, April 7, in his home town, Benue state.
Abubakar also disclosed that ten corps members had their service year extended by between three months to one year for absconding, while ten others were given state merit awards.
He added that four others received the Chairman’s commendation certificate, while 85 other corps members were given commendation letters for outstanding performance.
Ochai's death comes few days after another NYSC member lost his life in the same manner.
The corps member who was identified simply as Abraham lost his life after slumping during a football match in Abak, Akwa Ibom state, where he was serving the nation in the NYSC scheme.
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