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NSYC sanctions 29 corps members for violating rules in Kebbi

15 October 2015, 20:25

Birnin Kebbi - No fewer than 29 National Youth Corps Service (NYSC) members of the batch C were sanctioned for violating the rules of the scheme in Kebbi.

The State Coordinator, NYSC, Mr Olawale Ebenezer, made this known on Thursday, while addressing the batch C corps members in Kebbi at the passing out ceremony of the 2014 members.

He also said that 21 members had their service year extended while 8 would repeat the service year.

The coordinator stressed that there was no sacred cow and that who-so-ever that violated the NYSC rules would face the consequences.

He said that the sanction was given in relations to the offence a particular member committed, adding that most of them absconded from the service.

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Ebenezer said the state NYSC governing board had approved names of ten members, who distinguished themselves in community development services for awards.

The coordinator said that 11 members will be issued commendation letters as reward for their distinguished disposition during the service year.

He said that they were engaged at global enlightenment campaigns against Ebola, HIV and AIDS, charity legal aid services, skills acquisition projects, formal and adult literacy classes.

Ebenezer also said that the popular NYSC pet project on Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers had been implemented across the 21 Local Government areas of the state.

In his address, Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi commended the corps members for the role played in the last general elections.

The governor said that they proved to be good ambassadors of the scheme.

He said that the state placed high premium on youth development, noting that NYSC served as a catalyst to achieve youth developmental programme.

Bagudu, however, implored the corps members to utilise the skills acquired at the orientation camp to establish small scale enterprises for self sustainability.

NAN reports that 2,184 corps members were deployed to the state during the 2014/2015 service year out of which 847 relocated to other states, while 1,498 completed the service year. 



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