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Three Children, Woman Confirmed Dead In Delta Building Collapse

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One more person has been confirmed dead in the church building collapse in Delta State, raising the death toll to four.

Channels Television reported earlier on Wednesday that three persons were killed after the building collapsed on Tuesday at Okpanam community in Oshimili North Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

Hours after the report, the Commissioner of Information in the state, Charles Aniagwu, confirmed to Channels Television that one of the injured victims had died.

Those who were confirmed dead earlier included a woman and two girls, while the new death recorded was also a child whose gender has yet to be ascertained.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Delta, Bright Edafe, had also confirmed that 18 other people trapped in the rubble were rescued.

Although it is unclear if those rescued are all children, Edafe said the search and rescue operations were over.

Giving a breakdown of those injured, he said four of them have been discharged while 11 people were receiving treatment. But one of them was the child who died recently.

When the building collapsed on Tuesday, several persons were feared to be trapped in the rubble.

As soon as the incident occurred, officials of the red cross and fire service, as well as security operatives were said to have raced to the scene.

Search and rescue operations began thereafter, leading to the recovery of the survivors from the rubble, but not without four lives lost.

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FG Calls Inclusion Of NYSC’s Museum Of Dynamic History Into Country’s Tourist Sites

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By Joel Ajayi

Federal Government on Tuesday sought for the inclusion of the newly established NYSC Museum of dynamic history in the list of Museums and Monuments in the Country, to make it among tourist sites in the FCT.

Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare made this request in Abuja when he officially commissioned the NYSC Museum of dynamic history that showcase the rich history from the Inception of the Scheme in an attempt to preview the future.

He commended the visionary leadership of the Scheme for not only remaining strong in the face of daunting challenges and turning the challenges into opportunities which have continued to raise the Scheme to a higher pedestal.

According to him, it is worthy of note that with the complexities of today’s world and the quest for foreign culture, it has become necessary to seek ways to preserve our history and I believe that this may have informed the decision of NYSC Management to establish this Museum of dynamic history so as to preserve innovations, inventions, Arts, and artifacts of the Corps members and the Scheme in general.

“I am pleased to be associated with the pragmatic leadership of the Director-General of the NYSC for this and many other ground-breaking achievements and I am highly honored to commission this project which will serve as a center for research and documentation-and in the long run, a source of income to the Scheme.

“Let me use this medium to call on the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, the National Commission for Museums and Monuments, and the Federal Capital Territory Administration to facilitate the process of including the NYSC Museum in the list of Museums and Monuments in the Country, in addition to making it among tourist sites in the FCT.”

He assured that government will always raise the bar for the support and the betterment of the Nigerian Youth and the NYSC in particular.

In his remark the Director-General of NYSC major general Shuaibu, Ibrahim said the Establishment of the Scheme’s museum which is a valuable tool of reference will provide researchers with useful materials on the contributions of the Scheme to the national development.

According to him my background as a Historian made me realize the need for the documentation of the activities of the Scheme.

“This gave rise to a number of activities including the unveiling of nine (9) books and other publications on the activities and successes recorded by the Scheme among other documentation processes. The establishment of the NYSC Museum, therefore, is a continuation of this process.

“The need for a museum as a repository of historical and archival materials for an organization with such a rich history of close to five decades cannot be overemphasized.

.” Archival materials in this museum have also been documented in the print and electronic media to make them more accessible to the general public.”

The newly built museum located at Gowon House in Maitama is comprised of documents and exhibits the rich history of the NYSC from inception to date with Artwork, painting fabrications, and innovations of corps members amongst others.

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