By Yashim Katurak
The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, has condoled with the family of a former director-general of the scheme, Yusuf Bomoi, who died on Monday in Abuja.
Kazaure ,who paid a condolence visit to the family in Abuja on Tuesday along with top management staff of the NYSC, said the death of the former DG was a ‘rude shock’ to the scheme.
He said although, the death of the ex-NYSC DG was the will of God, the overflowing grief from the family, friends and colleagues was a clear testimony of the footprints he left in the scheme.
The director general assured the family of the late Bomoi of the scheme’s total and unflinching support at its time of grief.
Kazaure, who described Bomoi as a pragmatic and inclusive leader, said his sense of innovation and compassionate disposition endeared him to the hearts of all.
The director general said the death of Bomoi had left a big vacuum that would be hard to fill, adding that the scheme was, however, consoled by his exemplary life of service to God and humanity.
“It was during Bomoi’s time as the director general of the NYSC that the scheme was able to move its directorate headquarters to the permanent site in Maitama, Abuja.
“Bomoi made a lot of landmark achievements when he served as the director general of the scheme from 2004 to 2009.
“The scheme will support the family members in every way possible so that his demise would not weigh heavily on them,” Kazaure said.
The director general said the scheme would hold a management meeting soon to conclude on plans to immortalise the late former director general.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Bomoi, who died in Abuja after a brief illness, has been buried according to Islamic rites.
NAN also recalls that Bomoi was the second ex-corps member to head the NYSC scheme; he was appointed the 13th director general of the NYSC on Oct. 29, 2004.
He served in various capacities in the Nigerian military. (NAN)