A 29-year-old Pure and Applied Chemistry First Class Graduate, Simon Godwin Idoko has died just a few days after completing his National Youth and Service Corps (NYSC) program.
The young man who graduated from the Usmanu Danfodiyo University in Sokoto State was confirmed dead by his friend, Ameh Godwin in a post on Facebook.
Simon who was said to have written JAMB six times before gaining admission into the university and then graduating served as a graduate assistant at Godfrey Okoye University in Enugu State before his death.
"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," friend of the deceased, Godwin wrote.
"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.