NYSC EXTENDS CORPS MEMBERS’ SERVICE YEAR IN NASARAWA, OSUN, SOKOTO
At least, 54 Corps members in three states of Nasarawa, Osun and Sokoto will have their service year extended or repeat the entire service year for various offences.
This was disclosed by state coordinators of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in the respective states during the Passing-out Parade of the Batch “A” Stream 1 corps members on Thursday.
In Nasarawa, NYSC Coordinator ABDULLAH JIKAMSHI said in Lafia that the service year of 33 Corps members in the state was extended for absconding from their places of primary assignment during the service year.
Mr JIKAMSHI said the affected corps members would have their service year extended or repeat the entire service year in accordance with the provisions of the NYSC bye-laws.
1142 corps members successfully completed their service year without any disciplinary issue.
Also, the Osun State NYSC Coordinator, WINIFRED SHOKPEKE said 15 corps members from the 2021 batch A, Stream 1, are to repeat their service in the state for breaking NYSC rules and regulations.
She said 8 out of the 15 corps members were to repeat the entire service for absconding from camp while the service year of the others had been extended based on their individual offences.
Similarly, six Corps members in Sokoto will repeat their service year, according to the State Coordinator, MUHAMMAD NAKAMBA
Mr NAKAMBA added that some corps members would have their national service extended for various offences including absenteeism.