2 Corps members to repeat service year in Ebonyi


Two National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) 2019 Batch C, Stream two members in Ebonyi will repeat their service year due to abscondment from service.

Mrs Mercy Bamai, the NYSC State Coordinator made the disclosure in an interview Thursday during the passing-out ceremony of the batch.

Bamai said that the affected corps members, a male and female absconded from service for more than three months without authorisation and will receive the punishment in accordance with the NYSC bye-laws.

“A total of seven corps members, five males and two females also received extension of their service year for violating various regulations of the corps.

“The extension depends of the offences committed by the affected corps members as the NYSC does not condone indiscipline from corps members,” she said.

The state coordinator said that a total of 1, 253 corps members participated in the batch, consisting of 628 males and 625 females.

“The corps members conducted themselves properly and I urge them to consolidate on the gains of their service year in Ebonyi.

“I also urge them to continue being worthy ambassadors of the corps and engage in meaningful ventures having undergone entrepreneurial training during the service year,” she said.

Mrs Ben Ushie, a representative of the NYSC south east zonal office thanked God for the successful end to the service year despite challenges experienced along the line.

“The corpers were not active in most months of the service year due to the COVID-19 pandemic but they still optimised their period of the stay in the state.

“I advise them to engage in entrepreneurial ventures and not wait for white collar jobs that are virtually non-existent,” she said.

Mr Jude Lawal, a corps member from Oyo said that he was ‘enchanted’ by the Ebonyi environment, especially the peace and warmth from the people.

“I am seriously considering ‘settling’ in Ebonyi and possibly marrying and raising a family in the state,” he said.

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