A 26-year-old corps member has died in the 21-storey building collapse that occurred in Ikoyi, Lagos.
The deceased lady identified as Zainab Sanni Oyindamola was undergoing her National Youth Service Corps at Fourscore Homes Limited where she was posted.
Zainab’s body was exhumed from the wreckage lifeless leaving her family who had hoped that she might still be alive inconsolable.
According to a report by Daily Trust, the corps member was amongst the six corps members deployed to the company but the others were able to escape death on that fateful day.
It was also alleged that she was earlier posted to Borno but her mother got her redeployed to Lagos due to the insecurity in the state.
An NYSC official confirmed that she was the only corp member who died in the incident.
The source said: “Oyin as she was fondly called was a 2021 batch B corps member who was originally deployed to Maiduguri but got a redeployment to Lagos after the three-week orientation.”
The family source said: “She has been coming here since then. We don’t even know why they sent her here. She was originally posted to Borno but her mother redeployed her. If we had known, we would have allowed her to continue her youth service in that state.
“We asked her not to go to Borno because of the insurgency but she went there for the three-week orientation and came back alive only to come and die. She was a very humble and respectful girl, she would greet everybody when she arrived from work every day. She is the first daughter of her mother and they are just two.”