28 Corps members to repeat service year in Kwara
The NYSC State Coordinator in Kwara, Mrs Francisca Olaleye, on Thursday said that 28 corps members who absconded from the programme would repeat the service year.
The state coordinator made this known in Ilorin at the passing out ceremony of 2021 Batch A stream II Corps members.
“I wish to also add that a very few of them, who violated some sections of the NYSC Bye-Laws, have equally been earmarked for disciplinary actions.
“28 Corps members, who absconded from the NYSCprogramme, shall repeat the service year, whenever they made themselves available.
“Also, 22 Corps members would have their service year extended for other punishable offences.
“This disciplinary action will serve as a deterrent to other Corps members, who may want to violate any section of the NYSC Bye-Laws” she added.
She therefore enjoined the corps members to continue being the spontaneous emissary of the scheme after the national service.
Olaleye however commended the outgoing corps members for their achievements, most especially the outgoing medical team.
“I am proud of your achievements, as part of today’s ceremony, one outstanding Corps member, among the Batch shall be conferred with the prestigious NYSC State Honours Award,” she added.
Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq described the NYSC scheme as the most time-tested path for contemporary Nigerian youth graduates.
The governor was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth, Mrs Funke Banire.
He hailed the great and clear-sightedness as well as the clear vision of the founding fathers of the scheme.
“I salute the foresight of the forefathers of this noble scheme. I wish to assert that the National Youth Service Scheme remains the most enduring legacy bestowed upon the present generation of Nigerian youths,” the governor said.
AbdulRazaq also appreciated the corps members, while lauding their contribution to the development of the state during their national service.
“You have succeeded in writing your names boldly in gold in the hearts of our people.
“One cannot but recount your contributions to the overall socio-economic development of our state, through the various Community Development Service projects that were initiated and executed during this out-going service year,” the governor said.
About 1,159 corps members passed out after completing the mandatory one-year national service.