No fewer than thirty-two 2019 Batch “B”, Stream 2 Corps members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) will be repeating their mandatory one-year national service to their fatherland for committing various infractions in the states of their service.
The “offenders” were among corps members who just completed their service year were found wanting in the course of the programme and applied the big stick.
Kwara State has 12 corps members who will repeat their service; Akwa Ibom State has 11; Enugu State has five and Katsina State has four.
Eighteen others are to have extended service year with Oyo State having 11 of them and Osun State having seven.
Fourteen others are to be remobilized for the service year in Oyo State.
Those penalized to repeat the service were accused of absconding from service without authorization, among other offences.
In Anambra, Governor Willie Obiano has presented N1,050,000 cash and laptops to nine youth corps members who distinguished themselves during the service year. The beneficiaries were drawn from 2018 Batch “C” set.
The first three recipients got N200,000, N150,000 and N100,000, and a laptop each, while the remaining six got N100,000 each.
Speaking on behalf of the governor during the presentation, the State NYSC Coordinator, Kehinde Aremu, said the awards were in recognition of the contributions of the ex-corps members to the development of the state.
Meanwhile in Kano, the State Coordinator, NYSC Mrs Aisha Mohammad during the presentation of certificates to the stream two batch two corps members who have completed the service year, held at Federal Secretariat said a total of 2,677 corps members successfully completed the service year in Kano State.
The coordinator maintained that no COVID-19 case was recorded among the corps members during the service year in the state and noted that the NYSC had already made all the necessary arrangements for ensuring safe returns of the corps members to their respective home states.
She charged them to be fully kitted during the course of their journey back home with a view to ensuring their security.
The coordinator advised the Corps members to make maximum utilization of the skills they acquired during the camp and post-camp training to make them self-reliant and employers of labour.