25 Batch “A” Corp Members Sanctioned in Ekiti
The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC in Ekiti state has sanctioned twenty five of the Batch A 2019 Corps members for absconding and absenteeism, as eight of them have their service year extended between three and six months.
Also, one of the Corps members, a female, Miss Omoruyi Oghomwen died in the course of the service during a brief illness.
The NYSC State coordinator, Mrs. Emmanuella Okpongete who made these known today at the passing out parade ceremony in Ado Ekiti said the disciplinary measures became necessary to check the excesses of the Corps members so as to serve as deterrent to others.
Mrs. Okpongete while congratulating the out gone Corps members for a successful completion of their service year, said they contributed to the growth of Ekiti in the areas of health, agriculture, education, socio- economic and infrastructural development.
She explained that five of the one thousand, four hundred and forty one Corps members including, Callistus Nwosa, Kolo Jadidiah, Mary Oluwatosin and Daniel Babaunde who received state government commendation letters had outstanding performance in their community development programmes.
Earlier, Governor Kayode Fayemi whose address was delivered by the Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Michael Awopetu appealed to the out gone Corps members to make effective use of the skills they acquired so as to become employers of labour rather than job seekers.
The Governor pledged that his administration would continue to create employment opportunities for the teaming youths and as well reward the outstanding ones among the Corps members.