Corps member who sought transfer from Borno dies in Lagos building collapse


A26-year-old woman, Zainab Sanni Oyindamola, posted for the mandatory one-year National Youth Service Corps at Fourscore Homes Limited, has been confirmed dead. 

The corps member was one of those who lost their lives to the building collapse in the Ikoyi area of Lagos.

The lifeless body of Zainab was pulled out from the rubble on Wednesday, November 3, dashing the hope of her family members who had been at the scene waiting for good news. 

According to reports, the young lady was initially deployed to Borno State but her mother got her redeployed to Lagos State due to insecurity in the North. 

A report by Daily Trusts said the deceased was among the six corps members deployed to the company. But while others narrowly escaped death on the fateful day, Oyindamola got trapped in the rubble.

A source at the NYSC said Oyindamola was the only corps member who died in the 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 journalists at the scene of the incident, said Oyindamola resumed work at the 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, the family source said.

“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.”

Meanwhile, friends and colleagues have taken to Facebook to mourn the deceased. 

For instance, one Agboola Yusuf Olatunji posted her photos on Wednesday night. 

“She was among the victims of the 21-storey building collapse at Ikoyi but we lost her. May Her Gentle Soul Rest in Perfect Peace. Sanni Zainab Oyindamola Ayinke. We love you but Almighty Allah loves you more,” he wrote. 

Credit: SaharaReporters

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