National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has lamented the death of a corps
member, Dr. Ogboji Kelechi Aaron, who was reportedly killed, last month,
by the Lassa fever, while in active service in Kaduna State.
the briefing of pressmen at the State Secretariat of the Corps in
Abakaliki, the Director-General of the Scheme Brig-Gen. Johnson Olawumi,
stated that the victim got infected with the virus after treating a
patient with the ailment.
Olawumi, represented by the Director of
Corps Welfare and Inspectorate, Mr. Michael Ahile, extolled the virtues
of the deceased during a formal condolence visit to his family.
described Ogboji as “an exceptional corps member who was fully
dedicated to his duties and in the process paid the supreme sacrifice”.
his death, Ogboji, a native of Igweledoha Amagu in Ikwo Local
Government Area of Ebonyi State, was serving at St. Louis Hospital
Zonkwa in Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
the elder brother of the deceased, Wilfred Emeka Ogboji has expressed
dissatisfaction over how the deceased was taken care of in the place of
his primary assignment adding that the deceased was treated of malaria
until he died of the deadly Lassa Fever.