26-year-old Ifedolapo Oladepo, a National Youth Service Corps member who died due to alleged negligence by NYSC authorities at the Orientation Camp in Kano, was buried on Thursday in Osogbo, the Osun state capital.
The 2016 Batch ‘C’ corps member was a First Class Transport Management graduate of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho.
She reportedly died following complications arising from an ailment few days into the NYSC orientation programme in Kano.
Her family members claim Ifedolapo could have been saved if she had been given the necessary attention by the NYSC authorities at the Orientation Camp in Kano.
Speaking to Channels TV, her elder sister, Oyeyode Abimbola, said: “She called me five hours to her death and told me to start coming as the NYSC doctors are not doing anything for her. They thought she was pretending in order not to go for parade, so they did not attend to her.”
“When she started calling people from home, they eventually gave her an injection (and) immediately after the injection, she called me again that she noticed a lot of rashes on her body that I should speak with the doctor who refused to talk to me.
“She called five minutes later and told me her tongue was twisting, then they sent all her friends out after seeing all the reaction on her body after giving her the unknown injection,” she said amidst tears.