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Reps To Review The Safety Of NYSC Corps Members

Written by Pyramid FM Kano

By: IBRAHIM SHEHU

The house house of Representatives has mandated its Committee on Youth Development to review the safety of NYSC Corps members as they fulfil their one-year compulsory National Youth Service Corps assignments.

This was sequel to the adoption of a motion by a member from Plateau State Mrs Beni Lar, on the urgent need for justice on the Murder of Miss Chalya Grace Joel in Kaduna State.

The Lawmakers also urged the Kaduna state Commissioner of Police to speedily identify and bring the assailants of the deceased to book.

In her lead debate, Beni Lar explained that on October 18, 2023, Miss Chalya Grace Joel, a National Youth Service Corps member deployed to Kaduna State, was brutally murdered while jogging in Barnawa, Kaduna South Local Government Area

The Lawmaker stated that the late Miss Chalya Grace Joel who hailed from Tabat, in Langtang North Federal constituency, Plateau state and a Rehabilitation Sciences graduate from the University of Jos, tragically died at the hands of her assailants while undertaking the mandatory one-year, National Youth Service Corps Service in Kaduna State.

She expressed concern that the tragic incident is one of numerous murders of innocent girls and women nationwide, with perpetrators often unaccounted for or not brought to justice.

According to her, the safety and security of the girl child is no longer guaranteed, given the continued liberty and freedom enjoyed by heinous assailants, who still roam the streets preying on their next victim.

“Prompt justice in this case would deter potential perpetrators, thereby ensuring a safer environment for Nigerian children and residents. Delaying justice in this case would be equivalent to denying justice to the victims’ families and loved ones, as well as the entire nation

“Also cognizant that if nothing is done to stop the continuous attacks, rape, and murder of young girls and women, it would render the country unsafe to live.

Adopting the motion, the house mandated its committee on youths development to reach out to the family and collaborate with the police as they investigate the killers of the Corps Member.

 

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