24 NYSC members to repeat service in Oyo, Sokoto

24 NYSC members to repeat service in Oyo, Sokoto
April 14 23:25 2016

No fewer than 18 out of the 4,034
 Batch A, 2015, Corps members
who served in Oyo State would
repeat their service year due to
evasion of service continuously
for three months.

Stephen Bankole, NYSC Director
of Information in Oyo State, made
the disclosure on Thursday in
Ibadan in an interview with the
News Agency of Nigeria.
He said that extensions of service
were given to no fewer than
seven corps members, ranging
from one week to four months.

“Extension occurs when a
member did not attend his Place
of Primary Assignment regularly
or has not been signing monthly
payment voucher as at when due.
“However it is only NYSC
headquarters that ratifies cases of
abscondment,” he said.
Mr. Bankole said that no fewer
than 33 corps members who
served in the state got married
during service year, while 50
went on maternity leave.
“We had about 1,753 males and
2,281 females.

“Six received award of exemplary
service while 11 received award
for execution of projects in their
host communities,” he said.
He urged the corps members still in service to
live exemplary life and be good citizens to
avoid falling victim of extension of service or
abscondment after their service year.
The information officer advised the outgoing
corps members to make good use of the
entrepreneurial skills they acquired during
service to enable them become self employed.

“They should go into the larger society to earn
their living honestly and legitimately as good
citizens, no shortcuts,” he said.
In Sokoto, six Corps members are to repeat
the service year for various offences, the NYSC
Coordinator in the state, Thomas Yamma, has
said.
Mr. Yamma said on Thursday in Sokoto at the
passing out ceremony of the NYSC batch ” A”
corps members deployed to the state, that the
action was taken to serve as deterrent to
serving corps members.
He said that four other corps members have
had their service year extended by two
months.

“This is a punitive measure taken against the
erring corps members for violating the rules
and regulations of the corps.
“Three other corps members were bestowed
with the state’s prestigious merit award, four
others got the chairman’s awards, while
several others got commendation letters.

”
The coordinator commended the state
government, Sokoto Sultanate Council, and
people of the state in general for their
sustained moral and financial support to the
corps.
In his remark, the Chairman of the State NYSC
Governing Board, Muhammad Abubakar,
assured that the government would continue
to give priority to the welfare and security of
all corps members deployed to the state.

(NAN)