The 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.
During 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.
He described Ogboji as “an exceptional corps member who was fully dedicated to his duties and in the process paid the supreme sacrifice”.
Until 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.
Meanwhile, 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.