Information reaching us at Checkout Magazine has it that Forty-nine Batch A corps members of the National Youth Service Corps will repeat their service year in Gombe, Kaduna, Ebonyi, Sokoto and Ekiti states following various infractions.
According to Gombe State NYSC Coordinator, Mrs Florence Yaakugh, said two corps who absconded from service would automatically repeat the service year, while six others would serve extension of service for various offences committed.
She added that out of 1203 corps members, 10 would be honoured with state merit award while four others would be presented commendation letters.
The seven affected corps members in Katsina State, according to the state coordinator, Alhaji Ahidjo Yahaya, are also part of the 2019 batch A.
Yahaya, at the passing out parade of the 1,800 corps members on Thursday at the NYSC permanent orientation camp in Katsina, added that four corps members also had their services extended.
Meanwhile, the NYSC in Bauchi State said four members died during their one-year mandatory service.
Bauchi State Coordinator of the NYSC, Namadi Abubakar, gave the names of the deceased corps members as Magdalene Yohanna, Fatima Ahmed, Oluga Susan and Ruth Musa.
Abubakar added that a total of 14 corps members had been sanctioned for absconding and for contravening the scheme’s bye-laws.
He explained that seven corps members who absconded from the one year mandatory service were to repeat the exercise.
Also in Ebonyi State, no fewer than 18 corps members will be punished by the scheme.
State coordinator of the NYSC, Ann Ibe, said some of the corps members who absconded for three months or more would repeat the service year, while others who absconded for about a month would have the number of days they absconded doubled.
She added that four of the corps members would be given award for their exemplary contributions.
In Sokoto, 22 corps members of 2019 Batch A are to repeat their service year for absconding and violating the rules of the scheme.
Similarly, eight members out of 1,266 of the Batch ‘A’ Corps members in Kebbi State are to repeat their service year for violating the scheme laws, while ten others have been given extension of service.
In Kebbi State, eight members are to repeat their service year for violating the scheme laws, while ten others have been given extension of service.
Three were approved for honours award, and another three were given commendation letters.
The Kebbi State coordinator said, “While 10 will have their service extended, eight corps members will be repeating their service for various offences contravening the laws of the scheme. Three were approved for honours award, and another three were given commendation letters.”
Meanwhile, the NYSC in Anambra State on Thursday said it lost four corps members in the state within a service year.
The state coordinator, Kehinde Aremu, who disclosed this during the passing out of the corps members, added that five corps members who distinguished themselves during the service year had been rewarded.
The coordinator of the scheme in Ekiti State, Mrs Emmanuella Okpongete, said 25 erring corps members among the 2019 Batch A members in Ekiti State were sanctioned for absconding from service and absenteeism.
Okpongete, who said eight of the erring corps members would repeat the service year while the remaining had their service year extended, added, “We de-kitted three others who were not qualified to serve. We sent them away and the university that presented them has also been blacklisted for sending unqualified people.”
The NYSC coordinator, who spoke in Ado Ekiti during the passing-out-parade for 1,441 corps members that successfully completed their service year, said four of the outgoing corps members were honoured for outstanding performance.