A first-class graduate of the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Usmanu Danfodiyo University [UDUSOK] in Sokoto State, have reportedly died a few days after completing the mandatory one-year National Youth and Service Corps (NYSC) programme.
Simon Godwin Idoko, 29, was said to have written the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board [JAMB] examination six times before securing admission into UDUSOK.
One Ameh Godwin, who shared news of Idoko’s painful death on Facebook, said he worked as a graduate assistant at Godfrey Okoye University in Enugu State during the NYSC programme.
“Ogbee! This sounds unbelievable and heartbreaking. You made us proud by graduating with first class after writing UTME (JAMB) six times, today, you have been snatched by the cold hands of death in a mysterious way.How do I explain this to those who celebrated your academic feat with me Just three weeks after your NYSC, you went the way of all mortals.We spoke few days ago and you promised you were going to be fine. What happened? Is this the ‘fine’ you assured me?This is sad.
Simon Godwin Idoko, please tell my brother, Prince Ameh Jerry, that; this is what the world has been reduced to.Tell him the fences he left behind have fallen and strangers now pull down our beards.Tell him we now swim in tears and pains. Tell him our arms have broken and termites have destroyed our homes. What a wicked world.Ogbe, goodnight.”