A 26-year-old female youth corps member, who redeployed from Borno to Lagos State for her primary assignment has met her death in the collapsed 21 storey building in Ikoyi.
Zainab Sanni Oyindamola was confirmed dead after her lifeless body was discovered in the rubbles of the collapsed building.
The corpse of the young lady who was serving with the construction company, Fourscore Homes Limited, was pulled out from the rubbles on Wednesday, November 3, dashing the hopes of the family who had been at the crash scene waiting for good news.
The mother of the deceased was said to have got her daughter redeployed from Borno State over the heightening insecurity.
The deceased was reportedly among the six Corps members deployed to the company. But while others managed to escape by the whiskers on that fateful day, Oyindamola got trapped in the rubbles.
An NYSC source confirmed to the media that as of now, Oyindamola was the only corps member that lost her life in the tragic incident.
“Oyin as she was fondly called was a 2021 batch B corps member who was originally deployed to Maiduguri but got redeployment to Lagos after the three-week orientation,” the source said.
Speaking with newsmen, a family member, at the scene of the incident, said Oyindamola resumed work at the company about three weeks ago.
“She has been coming here since then. We don’t even know why they sent her here. She was originally posted to Borno but her mother redeployed her. If we had known, we would have allowed her to continue her youth service in that state.
“We asked her not to go to Borno because of the insurgency but she went there for the three-week orientation and came back alive only to come and die. She was a very humble and respectful girl, she would greet everybody when she arrived from work every day. She is the first daughter of her mother and they are just two,” the family source said.