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8,670 corps members conclude service year in FCT, Bauchi


Abuja  –  No fewer than 8,670 Batch ‘A’ corps members have concluded their one-year mandatory national youth service in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Bauchi state on Thursday, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The report said 5,888 corps members passed out from the FCT, while Bauchi state recorded 2,782.
The passing out ceremony was held low key as corps members were not seen holding the traditional passing our parade at the NYSC Orientation Camp, Kubwa, FCT.
However, Mr Omotayo Adewoye, the NYSC FCT Coordinator, said some of the corps members may be held by the scheme for offences ranging from absenteeism and absconding from service.
Adewoye said that some corps members ran away from their places of primary assignments for up to three months consecutively.
“Those ones will not pass out with their colleagues.
“I may not be able to give you the number of corps members to be sanctioned by the scheme because we are yet to receive ratification of the report we sent to the headquarters.
“We forwarded a report to our national directorate headquarters for approval and action but we have not received a response up till now; we are hoping before next week we get a reply,” said the coordinator.
Meanwhile, the NYSC in Bauchi state has awarded 11 outstanding corps members with State Awards with each of them receiving N100,000 as gift.
Speaking at the award presentation, the Deputy Governor of the state, Mr Nuhu Gidado, applauded the efforts and concern expressed by the corps members on their various projects.
According to him, corps members across the state have impacted positively in the lives of their host communities.
He said that due to the state government’s commitment towards ensuring the safety and well being of corps members, the state NYSC permanent orientation camp has being upgraded to become one of the best in the country.
Gidado prayed for the outgoing members and wished them good lives and success in their various endeavours.
Earlier speaking, the NYSC state Coordinator, Malam Musa Abubakar, said 2,782 corps members passed out of which four were to repeat the service year.
The coordinator added that 22 corps members were given various extension of time as a result of offences committed during the service year.
NAN reports that the awardees executed projects in various human endeavours, including electrification of communities, training of widows and prison inmates as well as physically challenged persons in various trades.
Others were the provision of furniture to primary and nursery schools as well as training of the deaf and dump students in Information Technology (ICT).
However, the corps members from the state said that they were passing out without enjoying any state allowance for the whole year.
Miss Peculiar Aiberadioh, an outgoing corps member, said told NAN no allowance was paid to them by the state government since their posting to the state.
She noted that corps members deployed to other states were paid allowance, excluding Bauchi state.
Also, Miss Angela Mbahotu expressed dissatisfaction over the non-payment of the state allowance.
However, she expressed optimism that they would receive the allowance through their various accounts in line with the information available in the state NYSC office. (NAN)

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