Posted by News Express | 3 November 2017 | 2,069 times
No fewer than 21 Corps members from Batch ‘B’ Streams I and II serving in Kano State would repeat their service year due to various acts of indiscipline.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Coordinator in the state, Alhaji Ladan Baba, disclosed this on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the passing out of the Batch ‘B’ stream one corps members posted to the state.
“Eight out of the 21 corps members are from the Stream one, 13 of them are from the Stream 2 while 10 corps members would repeat few weeks or months.
“On a sad note, we lost a male and a female corps members, Shuaibu Yahuza from Bauchi State and Happiness Emmanuel from Enugu State, both of the Stream 1,” he said.
He explained that the affected corps members were punished for either absconding from their places of primary assignment or they were absent for more than three months without permission or any concrete reason.
Ladan said that 2,574 corps members passed out from batch ‘B’ Stream 1, describing them as one of the best set they had in recent time.
He added that 13 of the Stream 1 members have excelled and some of them would receive commendation certificates while others would receive the State’s Honours Award.
Baba explained that those that would receive the commendation letters and awards performed wonderfully during the service year at either their places of primary assignments or host communities.
“The efforts of those corps members that excelled have been tremendous because of their contributions to national unity, social integration and development of the state and the country in general,” he said.
According to him, four of them recently participated at a national event on skills acquisition, which they were given certificates.
He commended Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje for his sustained support to the scheme in the state.
Relatedly, the NYSC in Nasarawa State says 15 corps members in the Batch B Stream 1 had been sanctioned for various misconducts.
The state NYSC Coordinator, Mrs Zainab Isah, confirmed the action in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia on Friday.
Isah said that the affected corps members had their service year extended by various periods.
According to her, 2,224 Batch B Corp members successfully completed their service year.
She added that the successful NYSC corps members were issued certificates of national service at a low key passing out ceremony held in Lafia, on Thursday.
Isah explained that the decision to extend the service year of the erring corps members was the recommendation of the state NYSC Disciplinary Committee.
She said the sanction was to serve as a deterrent to others.
“We have four corps members who absconded from service. Then 11 of them have various disciplinary cases.
“I am really disappointed that even with the noble effort of government through this scheme, some people are not taking advantage of what NYSC is offering,” she said.
The coordinator, however, disclosed that three corps members would be given awards for outstanding performances in their host communities.
Isah advised the just passed out corps members to be self-reliant rather than wait to seek for white collar jobs.
“They should go ahead with what we taught them in camp. They should just continue with those trainings and I am sure those trainings will see them through and in no distance time, they too will be employers of labour,” she said.
She thanked the state government for its support to the scheme and urged for its sustenance especially in the area of engagement of corps members who might have made significant positive impact in the area of their primary assignments. (NAN)
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