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