The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Kogi on Tuesday held a “service of songs” in honour of its late Coordinator, Mrs. Oludolapo Omolara Ahile.
Mrs. Ahile and her husband were involved in a road accident along Keffi-Akwanga-Lafia highway in Nassarawa State. The critically injured woman died on May 17.
The service of songs was held at the NYSC State’s Secretariat in Lokoja, to honour the late coordinator, who died at the age of 54.
In his short sermon, Pastor Emeka Ogbuju, urged the people to live a life that is worthy of emulation, saying, “it does not matter how you live but how well, and the lives you impacted.
“If our life is a life that contributes nothing to humanity, then there is no need to live”.
According to him, the onerous task in life is to live an impactful life with good legacy that people remember you for.
Quoting from the Bible in the book of Philippians 1:21, he said: ”For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.
“Our joy is that our sister, Mrs Ahile, lived a life of Christ and she died in Christ. It is not the way you die but the kind of life you live”.
The cleric, therefore, urged the people to live a life that would be worthy of emulation and leave a good name behind.
In his vote of thanks, the newly appointed NYSC State Coordinator, Mr Olayiwola Lasaki, who assumed office on June 6, expressed his heartfelt gratitude to God Almighty for the success of the event.
Represented by Rev. Adedapo Tayo, Assistant Director, Public Relations, NYSC, Lasaki also thanked everyone for making out time to be with them.
He prayed God to grant everyone of them safety back to their various destinations.
The late Mrs Ahile was a native of Oyo State. She had her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife in 1986.
She did her one year compulsory youth service in 1987 at Niger State, and later secured employment with NYSC in 1992, where she rose to become the Deputy Director in 2017.
She was appointed as Kogi NYSC coordinator on October 28, 2017.
The funeral and final burial would hold on June 12 and 13, in Abuja, where she would be laid to rest/
The dignitaries at the occasion were representatives of Kogi Commissioners for Education, Science and Technology; Youth & Sports; Women Affairs & Social Development; and Police.
Others were INEC, DSS, NSCDC, Federal Medical Centre Lokoja and Federal University, Lokoja, and Traditional rulers, among others.
Many family friends and colleagues of the late Mrs Ahile, took their turn to eulogized her and the good legacies she had left behind, while the corps members rendered several renditions in her honour.
The corps members in the state thereafter conducted a processional candle night for their late coordinator.