A graduate of the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi State Matu Esky has died in an accident on his way to Katsina State for the three-week mandatory orientation exercise of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), his cousin confirmed on Sunday night.
The accident which took the life of the 24-year-old occurred in Jigawa State on November 26.
Esky’s cousin Nuhu Arewa spoke with PUNCH saying, “He was posted to Maiduguri, Borno state for his one-year national youth service but their orientation camp is to hold in Katsina State. So, he was on his way to the camp that Friday when the unfortunate incident happened.
“He boarded a vehicle to Kano State, where he was to board another vehicle that would take him to Katsina. Unfortunately, he did not even reach Kano because the crash occurred in Jigawa State and he died.”
The deceased, who hailed from Ungwan Maryam in Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of Bauchi state, was the firstborn out of four children.
Esky, popularly called Phil Chase, was an up-and-coming artiste who studied architecture.