Connect with us

General news

INEC presents N1.9m cheque to family of deceased corps member

Published

on

INEC presents N1.9m cheque to family of deceased corps member

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented a cheque of N1.9 million to the family of Late Miss Kemisola Adeniran, a corps member who died in Oyo State during the electoral process.


The Nigeria News Agency reports that the cheque was presented to the deceased’s next of kin and sister, Mrs. Folasade Adeyemi, at the INEC office in Ibadan on Tuesday.

NAN recalls that the late Adeniran, who was until her death serving in Ona-Ara Local Government Area of Oyo State, died in February in a road accident while returning home from INEC training.

Dr. Mutiu Agboke, the State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), said that the commission had acted in line with its life insurance policy for election officials, including Adhoc personnel before and during elections.

“On behalf of the commission and entire INEC staff in Oyo State, I wish to express my profound deep regret for the loss of our illustrious daughter/corps member.

“We also express the sincere condolence of the commission to the family over this irreparable loss.

“Though the commission’s insurance policy makes provision for both permanent and Adhoc staff, nothing can be counted worthy for the life lost.

“This presentation of a token is just to cushion the effect of this irreparable loss to the deceased family,” he said.

The REC appreciated the invaluable services rendered by corps members, saying that INEC would continue to honor its part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NYSC.

He enjoined all stakeholders, particularly the media and security agencies, to collaborate with INEC to establish a violence-free electioneering process.

Agboke called on politicians to eschew both electoral and political violence, urging them and supporters to desist from fake news as well as hate speeches.

According to him, “We should all learn the culture of doing things right. I am passionate about this because we are losing our staff. Why will anyone be happy at the death of others?

“The media should partner with the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC). Electioneering is not during election alone. Let there be a collective solution to these problems to have a better society.”

Mrs. Eniola Ambekemo, the State Coordinator, NYSC, commended INEC for fulfilling its agreement on the corps members in terms of the insurance.

She described deceased’s death as very unfortunate, saying she would have passed out of service with her colleagues in October.

Ambekemo also thanked God that no corps members died in the recently conducted election in Kogi and Bayelsa states.

Adeyemi, the deceased’s sister who received the cheque on behalf of the family, appreciated INEC and NYSC for standing by the family.

“God says we should give thanks in all situations and circumstances. Though it is hard to bear, we have to accept it as the will of God,” she said.

Edited by Wale Ojetimi

Akeem Abas: is a graduate and a professionally trained journalist, with experience in national news reporting/editing and verification at the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor[at]nnn.com.ng

Take moral lessons from prophet Muhammad’s lifestyle, cleric urges Muslims 19 states ask NSCDC for Agro Rangers, says Commandant-General Norway urges commuters in capital region to wear face masks Obaseki inspects Sobe agric farm settlement ICIR to launch Africa-wide fact-checking hub to tackle misinformation Africa: COVID-19 cases pass 1.08m as death toll surges to 24,660 Beijing imposes mandatory mask-wearing in schools Cleric urges Muslim to remember death, seeks forgiveness Zimbabwean President Mnangagwa sacks minister over alleged misconduct Fedpoly Damaturu plants 10, 000 trees to secure environment NAPTIP takes over 33 alleged victims of human trafficking Bakassi council boss seeks Buhari’s intervention on resettlement   Anambra: PDP endorses Nwobu led-state working committee Beirut blast: UNICEF appeals for $46.7m to reach 100,000 children affected Afghan Government releases 80 of final 400 Taliban prisoners Edo guber poll: Call APC Governors’ Forum D-G to order – Party chieftain  NGO advocates early exposure of girl-child to sex education EU reaches first deal to buy potential COVID-19 vaccine Virus risk: N. Korean leader warns against accepting outside flood aid  FITC initiates essay competition to reward young African undergraduates French investigators say Niger attack on aid staff aimed at Westerners Kogi CJ lauds Gov Bello for establishing citizens’ Rights Commission Unfair employment treatment: FG opens investigation to determine compliance with standards Minimum wage: Union urges governors to forfeit security votes Germany urges dialogue between Turkey, Greece in eastern Mediterranean gas row Former Angolan leader’s son given 5 years in prison for graft — report DSS cautions against inciting, unguarded statements Fact checking: Media expert urges journalists to shun fake news during Edo, Ondo polls Digital identification will fast track issuance of facilities — NIS India to mark Independence Day amid tight security, social distancing England resumes lockdown easing, stiffens punishment for rule breaches Ex-Edo assembly speaker seeks court’s protection over alleged planned arrest You must undertake to finish Evans’s case, judge tells 5th counsel One dies in Anambra auto accident, FRSC Turkey may suspend ties with UAE over Israel deal, says Erdogan FMC, Ebute Meta didn’t detain my wife, quadruplets over bills- Anyaegbu 4 killed in small plane crash in eastern DR Congo – Governor WASSCE: School leaders in Ibadan express views Edo governorship election: INEC trains visually impaired on use of braille ballot guide NEPZA, Lagos collaborate on HSE Unit  NGO trains journalists virtually on TB reportage Britain orders about 90m doses of potential COVID-19 vaccines Nightlife shut down in Italy’s Calabria as coronavirus numbers rise China reaffirms support for Palestine after United States brokers Israel-UAE peace deal Syphilis may have spread in Europe before Columbus – study Chinese embassy donates cash, PPEs to Philippines’ medical frontliners Ogun SUBEB to understudy BESDA implementation in Oyo State  FG earmarks N2.5bn for development of Wawa-Zange grazing reserve Removal of Unilag VC like hatchet job, says Committee of Vice Chancellors Philippines Govt. orders face shield, in addition to face mask at work, in transport