NYSC sanctions 27 corps members, honours three

No fewer than 27 members of the National Youths Service Corps, NYSC, serving in Ondo State have been sanctioned for flouting the rules of the scheme.

The State Coordinator, NYSC, Mrs Victoria Ani disclosed this on Thursday during the passing out ceremony for the 2021 batch ‘A’ (Stream two) corps members totalling 1,260.

Speaking at Arcade ground, the venue of the ceremony in Akure, the state capital, Ani, who was represented by an Assistant Director of the scheme, Mrs Adejoke Fashola, said 13 corps members would have their service year extended for various misdemeanours

She further explained that the remaining 14 others would have their service year repeated for absconding from service.

However, the coordinator stated that a Corps member, Victor Onwuemene, would be honoured by the state and that two others would receive the state coordinator’s commendation certificate.

If the Corps members wished to succeed in life, she advised them to be good ambassadors and avoid acts of arrogance and rudeness.

Mrs Ani said: “I want to remind you that during the orientation course, you were adequately informed that NYSC will reward excellent and outstanding ‘ performance during the service year.

“Likewise, The Scheme wields a big stick against recalcitrant members of the service corps who fall short of expected behaviour and performance.

Represented by the Commissioner for Sports and Youths Development, Bamidele Ologun, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu gave the assurance that the state government would always provide security to corps members who chose to stay behind.

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