The family of a National Youth Service Corps member, Aliyu Bunu, who died in his sleep in Ogun state in 2018, has received a cheque for N1 million as death benefit.
The National Youth Service Corps, (NYSC) through an Insurance company, Capital Express Assurance Limited, made the presentation to the family on Tuesday.
The 27-year-old Bunu with Call-Up No: NYSC/ATB/2018/013270 and State Code Number: OG/18A/2456 died in his sleep at his place of primary assignment in Ogun state in 2018, an incident that occurred three months to the end of Bubu’s national service.
During the presentation of the cheque to the family in Yola, the Adamawa NYSC Coordinator, Malam Abubakar Mohammed, commended the Capital Express Insurance Limited for the speed in processing the benefit.
The NYSC coordinator noted that the organisation was postured for placing premium on the security and welfare of Corps members at all times.
The representative of the insurance company, Miss Gloria Ihezie, handed the cheque to the late corps member’s family at the office of the NYSC Adamawa State Coordinator.
Responding, Malam Bunu Ahiwa, retired Superintendent of Police and father to the deceased expressed gratitude to NYSC for ensuring the timely disbursement of the benefit to families that lost their members while serving the nation.
“Although we are receiving this money with a heavy heart, I must say that what NYSC has done is worthy of emulation by other agencies of government.
“I was in my house when I suddenly received a call to come and collect something from NYSC in relation to my late son.
“I also want to use this medium to thank everybody, especially NYSC staff and Corps members for standing with my family at the time we lost Aliyu,” he said.