NYSC loses nine corps members

Date: 11-02-2011 1:15 pm (13 years ago) | Author: Aliuniyi lawal
- at 11-02-2011 01:15 PM (13 years ago)
Members of the Batch ‘A’ of the 2010 National Youth Service Corps scheme on Thursday ended their one-year mandatory national service, with the NYSC saying that it lost nine of those that served in Oyo, Osun, Akwa Ibom and Delta states during the period.

Speaking during the passing-out parade in Ibadan, the Oyo State NYSC Coordinator, Mr. Gabriel Ibe, said four of the deceased corps members were among the 2,538 deployed in the state for the service year, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. Ibe said 18 corps members were being honoured for their outstanding performances during the service year while 59 of them would serve various terms of punishment for misconduct and failure to live up to expectation.

He added that 18 corps members, who absconded from service, would repeat the scheme while 42 others would serve various terms of extension of service ranging from two to five months.

NAN reports that the Osun State NYSC Coordinator, Mr. Etim Enyenihi, said in Osogbo that two corps members deployed in the state died in a road accident in the course of their service. He stated that 1,792 corps members participated in the exercise, out of which nine were recognised for the NYSC State Honours Award.

He, however, said some corps members, who violated the NYSC’s rules and regulations, had their service year extended by six months. Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, represented by his deputy, Mrs. Titi Laoye-Tomori, urged the outgoing corps members to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the three tiers of government and work towards self-reliance.

In Akwa Ibom, the State NYSC Coordinator, Mr. Stephen Alabi, said a corps member succumbed to kidney failure on December 12, 2010. Alabi said 1,659 corps members, comprising 1,014 males and 645 females, participated in the scheme, out of which 15 bagged awards for meritorious service.

In his speech, Governor Godswill Akpabio urged the outgoing corps members to contribute their quota to national development by using the experience garnered within the last 12 months to move the country forward.

In his goodwill message, President Goodluck Jonathan urged the corps members to continue to contribute their quota to national growth and commended them for demonstrating commitment to the just-concluded voter registration.

The President’s speech was read by the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Special Duties, Dr. Aderemi Desalu, at the passing-out parade in Lagos.

Jonathan, who urged the corps members to continue to contribute their quota to national growth, noted, “The patriotic and selfless service of the corps members during the last voter registration exercise is commendable. Their contributions to national development are noteworthy.”

About 5,736 corps members participated in the exercise held at the NYSC camp at Iyana-Ipaja, a Lagos suburb. In his address, Governor Babatunde Fashola attributed the success of the voter registration to the diligence of the ad hoc staff used by INEC.

“They have demonstrated by their conduct that Nigeria is destined for greatness and can be counted among the leading democracies in the world,” the governor said in the message delivered by a director in the Ministry of Special Duties, Dr Nurudeen Salami.

The State Coordinator of NYSC, Mr. Ladipo Laniyan, stated that 42 errant corps members had their service year extended, adding that only one corps member received the state government’s award for outstanding performance while 30 were given certificates of commendation.

In Abia State, 15 of the 1,637 corps members bagged the state best corps member awards for outstanding performance and shared a total of N610,000. Eleven corps members received the state governing board’s certificates of commendation for outstanding contributions to the development of their host communities.

Addressing the corps members, the State Coordinator, Mrs. Victoria Okakwu, said they performed well.

In Delta State, 72 corps members were reprimanded for measuring below standard, according to the State Coordinator, Mr. Chris Mgbemena. He said that of the 72 errant corps members, eight of them would repeat the service year while 64 others would serve extra time ranging from two weeks to five months.

The Chairman, NYSC Governing Board in Plateau State, James Bakfur, commended corps members who served in the state for their courage accepting to serve in the crises-ridden state.

He said, “We are happy that that you were courageous enough to stay back to serve in Plateau in spite of the violence that tore the state throughout your service year. You people wrestled with death, you all over came it; I salute you all for the courage you displayed during your service year.

He also said 29 corps members won various awards while 16 would be given letters of commendation. Eight corps members received the chairman’s award for remarkable performance while five got the state’s honours award.

Mgbemena further said that a total of 2,365 corps members were considered worthy to be discharged from the scheme in the state, while two corps members died during the service year.

The Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Beatrice Omeni, charged the outgone corps members to remain positive in their approach to life. Omeni, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Cabinet and Administration office, Emma Okafor, said that as future leaders, they should strive to contribute meaningfully to the development of the nation.

``You had a choice to be redeployed, but you all opted to stay back to serve; on behalf of the people of Plateau, I express our gratitude to you all. Posterity will never forget your laudable achievements in all sectors, especially in education; we are indeed, grateful.”

The State Coordinator, Mr. Solomon Ochim, who spoke in a similar vein, lauded the ‘courage and strides’ of the corps members.

NAN reports that 491 corps members received their certificates on the occasion.

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