The National Youth Service Corps has begun the processing of the N1m insurance cover for the family of Precious Owolabi, the Channels Television journ
The National Youth Service Corps has begun the processing of the N1m insurance cover for the family of Precious Owolabi, the Channels Television journalist and serving corps member, who was shot dead last Monday during a bloody protest by the members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria.
An insurance company usually engaged by the NYSC to pay the insurance cover had been notified of the death of Precious Owolabi and as is the practice, had begun the preparations for the payment of the benefit. This is just as insurance experts and a civil society organization called for an upward review of the insurance cover by the Federal Government.
They noted that although money could not redeem life, corps members who die on duty deserve more compensation than is presently provided for. Authoritative sources at the NYSC said that the insurance was usually paid to any late corps member’s next of kin.
The NYSC authorities had on Tuesday mourned Owolabi’s death and visited the National Hospital, Garki, Abuja, to commiserate with another injured journalist with Leadership Newspapers and serving corps member, Aliyu Suleiman, who was injured in the Shiites protest.
The NYSC Director-General, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, had led other management officials to the morgue of the National Hospital to receive Owolabi’s corpse and convey it by an official ambulance to his parents in Zaria, Kaduna State.
Owolabi was later buried on Thursday.