lbrahim Olalekan Okanlawon, a member of the NYSC, who died on Saturday in a boat mishap after the House of Assembly election in Ese-Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State, was buried on Monday in Akure in accordance with Islamic rites with the Chief Imam of Akureland, Alhaji Abdulhakeem Yayi-Akorede performing the burial rite.
Okanlawon was buried amidst tears and sorrow from family members from Abeokuta and his colleagues corps members who were at the burial rite.
This is just as the National Youth Service Corps NYSC has expressed sadness over the death of one of its corps member, Ibrahim Okanlawon, who died on Saturday during the House of Assembly election in Ondo state.
Director-General of NYSC, Major General Suleiman Kazaure, said the management and the entire corps members have been thrown into mourning as a result of this unfortunate incidence.
Represented by the Ondo State Coordinator of the NYSC, Mrs Grace Akpabio, Major General Kazaure described the death of Okanlawon as unfortunate, saying the late corps member served meritoriously in Ese-Odo Local Government Area of the State.
He said the deceased would continue to live in the heart of the commission and expressed heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones of the departed compatriot.
The state governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, while speaking during the burial, also expressed sadness over the unfortunate death.
Akeredolu who was represented by the Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Mr Saka Ogunleye commended the patriotism of the late corps member.
Ibrahim Okanlawon with code number OD/18C/1199 died on Saturday, 9th March 2019 on his way back from INEC duties at Ese-Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State and was buried in Akure on Monday,in accordance with Islamic rites.
The deceased hailed from Ogun State and a graduate of Accountancy from the Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara State.