Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday told the family of Precious Owolabi, the youth corpse member serving with Channels Television killed during Shiites protest, that he would never be forgotten.
Osinbajo, who said this during a condolence visit to Owolabi’s family in Zaria, Kaduna state, also urged the family to “take heart”.
Among the entourage of the vice-president were Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State, and Shu’aibu Ibrahim, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Director-General.
Concise News reports that Owolabi was killed during a clash between members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) and the police on Monday July 22.
Speaking with journalists, Ibrahim said the visit of Osinbajo was an indication that the government cares.
“Actually, last Monday was a very sad day for the NYSC family and for the vice-president to come on behalf of the president on condolence with the family is an indication that the federal government really cares for the NYSC,” he said.
“And the welfare of the NYSC is paramount to the federal government, we appreciate it and I can assure you that we have learned a lesson from what had happened.
“As you can see, the corps members are very proud of the Federal Government for the President to come to this house, this indicated that Precious Owolabi is a hero, he died in the service of our country.”