NYSC – corps members: Be good ambassadors, as 923 wind up in Kaduna
As 923 2015 batch ‘B’ Stream II relocated to Kaduna from other states wound up the service year, the State Coordinator of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Prince Muhammed Momoh has called on them to represent the scheme very well wherever they may find themselves in the larger society.
Speaking exclusively to this Correspondent in his office on Friday, the Coordinator added that two corps members paid supreme price of death while on the disciplinary cases, two absconded and five others have their service year extended based on varying offenses.
According to him, “we have 939 corps members passing out today. It is in low key because they are part of the batch ‘B’ that passed out on the 6th of October. So they are part of the batch though they are passing out on different day.
“Sadly, we lost two corps members during their service year while on disciplinary ground, two absconded from service while five have sentence of extension for different period.
“Those that absconded have to be remobilized to repeat the whole service year minus orientation because that can only be done once. And even if they have been paid any money, they will refund the scheme what they are owing as the act stated.
“NYSC has trained millions of Nigerians and they are doing well in their callings. We enjoin them to be good ambassadors of the scheme anywhere they find themselves whether in public or private sector.
“They have acquired skills that they can start and be on their own. NYSC – Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurial Development (SAED) programme has gave them that platform”, he added.