The remains of a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Wednesday morning, departed for his hometown Enugu, from University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital mortuary Borno State.
The deceased Corps member, Kenechukwu Ejike Kennedy suddenly slumped and died on September 12.
Until his death, he was serving at the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Maiduguri.
Friends and fellow Corp members are pictured paying him the last respect at the entrance of the mortuary this morning.
In a tribute, Tijani Mohammed Lamin, a Clinical Psychologist at the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Maiduguri, described his death as “a great shock”.
“I don’t know where to begin my tribute to a man of honor, integrity, hard work, patience, forbearance, empathy, love and sacrifice. But start I must, and these few adjectives have lessened my agony,” He wrote.
“Kennedy was a batch B youth corper serving in my department here at Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Maiduguri. His sudden death about ten days ago came to me as great shock having being with him for almost a year now.
His death has left an indelible positive mark not just in my heart, but indeed on the hearts of all those who through their line of work at our hospital that have come in contact with him.
As I wind down this eulogy to great and promising young man, I say this to his loving family: take heart, Kennedy may have been gone physically, but he is forever with us in spirit, for the spirit is everlasting.
Adieu to a friend”