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3 stories Corps members to donate 700 books to FCT schools By Emma Elekwa About seven secondary schools across the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are…

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Corps members to donate 700 books to FCT schools

By Emma Elekwa

About seven secondary schools across the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are to benefit from not less than 700 copies of a book written by five corps members serving in the territory.

The 93 paged book titled ‘Environmental Health’, with nine chapters, targeted at secondary school students across the country is a product of Project Core Sanitation (PCS) of the 2014/2015 Batch ‘C’ corps members.

The project initiator, Engr Bawa Ishaya who made the disclosure at the launching of the book in Abuja, explained that the project was their own way of giving back to the society, adding that the title is in line with the Millennium Development Goals emphasis on environmental sustenance, child mortality reduction and HIV/AIDS and other diseases eradication.

He explained that the essence of directing the book to the young ones is to have their mind focused on the great benefits of a clean environment, arguing that “a clean environment should not be seen as a luxury, but a necessity for both the rich and the average as its maintenance is cost effective”.

Bawa further disclosed plans by his team to sustain the project by setting up an NGO to reach out to various schools in rural areas across the country, as well as donate the books to the libraries of the schools.

Earlier, the NYSC FCT Coordinator, Olanipekun Alao, represented by Assistant Chief Inspector, Mrs. Ezenwaka Arinze, described the project as a legacy to both the host community and the students who are the direct beneficiaries.

Driver killed, 2 injured in Gada-Biyu auto crash

By Abubakar Sadiq Isah

A trailer driver lost his life while two others sustained serious injuries in an auto crash which occurred on Wednesday night at Gada-Biyu village, on the Abuja-Lokoja express way.

A witness said the accident happened around 10:30 pm when a Daf trailer with registration number XD 659 ZAR coming on top speed lost control after overtaking another vehicle at a sharp bend and then colluded with another truck with registration number KTN 638 XA.

He said the Daf driver, who was trapped by his steering died on the spot, saying the two passengers sitting in front were rescued and taken to the hospital by men of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Abaji.

“It was even some sympathizers that brought axe to join the FRSC men to remove the corpse of the driver who was trapped by the steering,” he said.

When contacted, the Abaji Unit Commander of the FRSC, Assistant Corps Commander, Moses A. Audu, confirmed the accident, saying the drivers’ corpse has been deposited at Kwali General Hospital morgue, while the two injured were taken to Abaji General Hospital.

He further disclosed that two persons lost their lives, while eight others sustained injuries in another motor accident which occurred last week Thursday evening near Con Oil filling station at Abaji, on the Abuja-Lokoja express way.

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