In a poignant ceremony yesterday, friends, family, and fellow corps members gathered to bid a final farewell to Yunana Peter, a vibrant young individual whose life was tragically cut short by cardiac arrest during the Nigeria semi-final on Wednesday, February 7th, 2024. Yunana, aged 28, had been participating in national service through the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) program when the unexpected occurred.

The somber event, which took place on February 11th, 2024, saw an outpouring of grief and remembrance for Yunana, whose memory will forever be cherished by those whose lives he touched. The ceremony was held at the Ecwa Church Kahir LC, Kubacha DCC, in Kagarko LGA, Kaduna State, where Yunana’s body was brought from Adamawa State, where he serves as a Youth Corps Member.

The journey of Yunana’s remains from Adamawa State to his final resting place in Kahir was facilitated by the coordinated efforts of the NYSC Coordination Council of Adamawa State, led by the Assistant Director of NYSC Adamawa State. Working in collaboration with the Local Government Inspector (LGI) of Kagarko, Kagarko LGA, Kaduna State, arrangements were made to ensure a dignified send-off for the departed soul.

Under the guidance of the NYSC officials, corps members, and military personnel, Yunana’s body was respectfully escorted to his hometown. The procession was a solemn reflection of the respect and honor accorded to Yunana, a comrade who served his nation with dedication and commitment.

During the ceremony, heartfelt condolences were conveyed to Yunana’s family by the NYSC body of Adamawa State through the Assistant Director. This gesture of sympathy served as a testament to the bond shared among members of the NYSC community, united in mourning the loss of one of their own.

As Yunana Peter is laid to rest, his memory will continue to live on in the hearts of those who knew him. His untimely passing serves as a reminder of the fragility of life and the importance of cherishing every moment. May his soul find eternal peace, and may his legacy inspire others to live with purpose and compassion.


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