A member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), identified as Zainab Sanni Oyindamola, has been confirmed dead in the 21-storey building that collapsed in Ikoyi, Lagos state, on Monday, November 1.
The lifeless body of the 26-year-old corp member who was serving with the construction company in charge of the project, Fourscore Homes Limited, was recovered from the rubbles on Wednesday, November 3, shattering the hopes of her mother and siblings who had been waiting at the scene for good news.
Reports have it that the young lady redeployed from Borno State to Lagos State due to the rising insecurity in the Northern part of the country.
It was gathered that she was one of the six corps members deployed to the construction company. However, the others managed to escape on that fateful day, while the deceased was trapped in the debris, Daily Trust reports.
A source who spoke with Daily Trust from NYSC confirmed that Oyindamola was the only corp member who died in the sad incident.
“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 source said.
A family member, who spoke with newsmen at the scene of the collapse, said the deceased resumed work at the construction company about three weeks ago.
“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.”
Friends and colleagues of the deceased have now taken to social media to mourn her untimely demise.