The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, is saddened by the drowning of nine National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members in River Mayo-Selbe in Gashaka Local Government Area of Taraba State.
Mr Osinbajo’s condolence was conveyed in a statement signed by Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Acting President, on Monday in Abuja.
Consoling the families and relations of the nine youth corps members on behalf of himself and the federal government, Osinbajo lamented that the nation had lost some of its talented and productive young people in their prime.
The Acting president said the government appreciates their service to the nation and that God will comfort their families and loved ones.
He however expressed his condolences to the families of the late youth corps members, the NYSC management and the people of Taraba State, where the sorrowful incident occurred, and Edo, Enugu, Delta and Imo States from where the identified victims hailed.