The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has ordered 51 corps members under Batch ‘B’ Stream 1 to repeat their service year in four states in the country for violating various rules. During the stream, cases of indiscipline were recorded in Nasarawa, Sokoto, Niger and Enugu states. Eleven erring corps members were affected by the disciplinary action in Nasarawa and Sokoto states, while Niger and Enugu states recorded 24 and 5 cases, respectively.
The management of the NYSC explained that the offences included failure to report for service after documentation, absenteeism and truancy at places of primary assignment. Mrs Habiba Bappah, the State Coordinator of NYSC in Nasarawa state, made this known to newsmen in Lafia during the passing out event of the corps members.
According to Bappah, 1,936 Batch B stream 1 corps members in the state successfully passed. She said the 11 corps members were among the 13 ordered to extend their service in various degrees for various offences they committed during their service year. Bappah said that two others got four months extension for absconding for some months without permission.
“Eleven will repeat the service year because they did not serve for a single day. Some of them came to camp, did their documentation and took off. Two are for four months extension of service because they absconded for about three months,”
Bappah also explained that out of the 1,936 passing out corps members, 12 were selected for honours awards in various categories, while 18 others would get commendation letters. “They did very well in various categories like the State’s awards, Chairman’s award and State Coordinator’s award. “We appeal to the government to always identify with those that have done well and give them automatic employment.”
On the Passing Out Parade (POP) in the state, the NYSC state coordinator explained that it was a national decision to celebrate the POP in low key. She urged the passing out corps members to take advantage of the various skill acquisitions training they received during their service year and not wait for white collar jobs.