President Muhammadu Buhari is deeply saddened by the death of five prospective corps members in a motor accident on Abaji/Kwali expressway, Abuja on Wednesday.
The president, in a statement by his spokesman Femi Adesina, “joins the board, management and staff of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in paying tribute to those who lost their lives in the tragic accident.”
Commiserating with the families of the youngsters, the President said Nigerians share their grief and would continue to uphold them in prayers through this difficult time.
“The President extends best wishes to all corps members on national service as well as new call-ups in various orientation camps across the country.
“President Buhari reaffirms that the welfare and security of these young Nigerians, who have obeyed the call to serve the nation with dedication and selflessness, will remain a key priority of government, even as the sacrifices of the fallen youths will never be forgotten,” Adesina said.