Posted by News Express | 29 May 2020 | 621 times
By GBENGA FATUROTI, Osogbo
No fewer than 11 Corps members of Batch B, Stream 1 posted to Osun State have absconded from service due to dreaded coronavirus pandemic ravaging the entire world.
Besides, 9 others have their service year extended by the aothority of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
Osun State Coordinator of NYSC, Adewale Asegoke disclosed this in a statement issued, copy of which was made available to newsmen as the scheme commenced distribution of discharged certificates to the corps members.
The NYSC passing out parade was scheduled for Thursday, but due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, discharge certificates were distributed to corps members in the local governments of their place of primary assignment.
According to Adegoke, “2348 corps members completed the service year successfully, 9 corps members had their service year extended while 11 abscond from service.
“They were also issued official letters of introduction to aid their movement due to the restriction imposed in the state”.
He added that officers of the scheme had been deployed to all the council areas in the state to ensure strict compliance with social distancing measures for the 10 days the exercise would last.
The state Coordinator, who personally monitored the exercise in Olorunda local government, said senior officers were deployed to all the four zones in the state.
“We have arranged for certificate distribution at local government level and will last for ten days. Officers were equally sent out to monitor the exercise in all the local government to ensure strict compliance with the COVID-19 prevention specifications”, the statement added. (Daily Independent)
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