The National Youth Service Corps authorities are reportedly processing a N1m insurance for the family of late Channels TV reporter, Precious Owolabi, killed in last week’s violent clash between the police and Shiites in Abuja.
Amid calls for an upward review of the insurance cover by the Federal Government, it was learnt that the N1m insurance was usually paid to any late corps member’s next of kin.
“The next of kin of any corps member who dies during the national service will be paid an insurance benefit of N1m.
“The processing will cover the death certificate and other documentation. There is an insurance company that handles it for the NYSC.
“All the corps members usually fill forms indicating their next of kin, names, addresses and other contact details. So, the insurance company has the duty to inform the next of kin. There is no corps member who died during the national service that was not paid the insurance package.
“For Owolabi, the processing is ongoing. As we speak, the insurance company might have been notified. The same was done for Okanlawon Ibrahim, the corps member who died on duty as an ad hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Ondo State on March 29. So, it is our standard practice” an NYSC source told Punch.
The late Channels TV reporter was buried on Thursday July 25th, after his corpse was conveyed in an official ambulance to his parents in Zaria, Kaduna State.