The DG, NYSC, Brigadier General Ahmed, while handing over the cheque to the parents of the deceased, Mr Samuel and Mrs Elizabeth Omale, at their residence in Lokoja on Thursday, said the scheme would continue to identify with the family.

He encouraged the family not to lose faith in God, adding that the NYSC would continue to show love and commitment towards them.

“Accept our deepest sympathy and take heart that hope is still alive,” he said.

In his response, Mr Samuel congratulated General Ahmed on his appointment as the new Director-General of the NYSC.

He thanked the NYSC management for its favourable disposition to his family since the incident and prayed that God would bring back his son alive.

The DG was accompanied by the Director of Special Duties, Alhaji Musa Abubakar; Director of Press and Public Relations, Mr Eddy Megwa; Director of Corps Welfare and Health Services; Mr Ayodele Omotade; and the Kogi State NYSC Coordinator, Mrs Mofoluwaso Williams.