The father of one of the victims who lost their lives in the Thursday Train Crash, Femi Aina, told newsmen that her daughter had been preparing to travel to the United Kingdom for her Master, before the accident.
Oreoluwa Aina, a 28-year-old National Youth Service Corps member, was one of those who lost their lives on Thursday when a Lagos State Government staff bus collided with a train in the PWD area of the state.
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Her father, in an interview with Femi Aina, Dayo Oyewo spoke on her daughter’s plans after the service year. Mr. Aina explained that he was in Abuja when he got the news about the accident and her daughter’s involvement.
“I was in Abuja watching the television around 9 am when I saw the incident. An hour after that, I got a call that my daughter was involved in it. That was when I knew what I saw on TV was actually happening to me.”
Describing her daughter, Mr. Aina mentioned that she was one of God’s greatest gifts to him, hence why he named her ‘Oreoluwa’. The father went further stating that Oreoluwa had been working hard at the state secretariat where she was serving as if she was indeed a full-time staff.
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“Oreoluwa was very dear to me. She was a gift from God to me and that is what her name implies. She feared God and she was hard-working. I used to tell her that she took the job like she was already a staff member of the state government.”
The bereaved father opened up about her daughter’s ambition to travel out of the country for her masters after completing NYSC.
“She was a very nice girl with visions and ambitions. She was preparing to go to the United Kingdom for her Master’s program after her youth service ends in May, but unfortunately, all her plans had been dashed.”
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