Nigeria: NYSC Passes Out 1,138 Corps Members In Gombe, After Suspension Of Ceremonial Pass Out Parade For 5 Years


8 Sanctioned In Kwara With Service Extension

 

NYSC Corps Members

NYSC Corps Members in a parade formation

 

By Ahmad Umar

National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Gombe State, Thursday passed out a total of 1,138  2017 Batch ‘A’ Stream 1, five years after the Suspension of Pass Out Parade, due to insurgency in the Northeast Region.

Gombe State had been one of the states in the region facing security challenges arising from Boko Haram insurgents.

Speaking at the passing out ceremony in Gombe, State Coordinator of the NYSC, David Pwanidi Markson expressed delight over the turn of events.

Holding the ceremony in the State, he said, was a clear testimony to the dedication and commitment of Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo and other security agencies who worked day and night to secure the state.

He, however, regretted the death of two of the Corps members, Abbas Bala and Charity Garba, who lost their lives during the service year.

The NYSC Coordinator, however, warned the outgoing Corps members of the challenges ahead of them, “You will henceforth no longer receive the alert signalling the payment of your corps allowances”.

He then called on them to think and creatively make judicious use of scarce resources available adding, “for most of you that took the skill acquisition and entrepreneurship development programme seriously, the sky will be your limit”.

“You have been exposed to the twelve set skills and their sub-sets during the on-camp and post-camp training, you are therefore expected to put to use the skills learned to be employers of labour and entrepreneurs. You will agree with me that the era of white collar jobs is no more”, he stated.

Also speaking, the State Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, who was represented by his deputy, Charles Iliyas lauded the 44-year-old NYSC scheme, noting that it is still delivering on its mandate, hence its continued relevance despite the challenges being faced by the scheme.

He specifically commended corps members who made out time to initiate and execute projects  for their host communities saying “my administration shall continue to reward excellent performance in order to appreciate your kind initiative and also serve as an encouragement to other serving corps members who are expected to tow your path,” he said.

 

8 Sanctioned In Kwara With Service Extension

 

In Kwara State, north-central of the country, the NYSC has sanctioned 8 corps members serving in the state for various offences they committed during the service year.

 

NYSC State Coordinator, Amafuele Remigius, announced this on Thursday, in Ilorin, during the Passing Out parade (POP) of the 2017 Batch ‘A’ Stream 1 of the scheme at the Metropolitan Square.

 

He said a total of 1, 790 corps members passed out after a year national service to the nation, adding that eight corps members would serve an extension for various offences.

 

The coordinator said three corps members received the prestigious ‘NYSC State Honors Award.’

 

“On a sad note, we lost one of the outgoing corps members while on national service,” the coordinator said.

 

The State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, speaking at the passing out parade, enjoined the outgoing corps members to make use of the skill they had acquired during the service year.

 

The governor, who was represented by the Head of Service, Mrs Susan Oluwole, commended the corps members for the successful completion of the compulsory national service.

 

Ahmed advised the corps members to look inward and bring to use all the various skills they were taught with the aim of becoming employers of labour, rather than seeking white collar jobs that were not available.

 

He wished them success in their future endeavours and extended the appreciation of the host communities where they did their primary assignments.

 

The governor’s representative later presented awards to the three corps members nominated for NYSC State Award.

 




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