Corps member slumps, dies during parade in Akwa Ibom

A National Youth Service Corps member serving in Akwa Ibom State, Queen Uba Eziuche, has slumped and died at the NYSC Orientation Camp in Ikot Itie Udung, Nsit Atai Local Government Area of the State during their morning parade.

Queen Eziuche, the wife of Dr Uba Declan of Umuahia in Abia State, was a Batch ‘A’ Corps Member with a Call-up Letter Number NYSC/ISU/2020 /0562.

The state NYSC Coordinator, Mr Julius Amusan, who confirmed her passing, however, said the deceased died in her sleep from an ailment suspected to be a terminal disease.

Amusan said, “She did not fall sick, she had an ailment suspected to be a terminal disease which she did not disclose.

“She came with a report indicating that she was medically fit for the NYSC programme.

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“There was a form she was given to fill in, whether she was suffering from any chronic disease, but it was just on Sunday morning, according to her friends, that she woke up early in the morning for her normal exercise and she came back and slept, but she died in her sleep that morning.”

Meanwhile, Governor Udom Emmanuel lamented the death of the youth corps member.

The Governor who spoke through the State Chairman of NYSC Governing Board and Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Sir Monday Uko, presented financial support to aide the family in the obsequies and prayed God to comfort the Ezeuches

Emmanuel said, “The sudden exit of Mrs Queen Eziuche has deprived Akwa Ibom State of the contribution she would have made in expanding the layers of our common humanity and also serves to her fatherland.”