14 erring corps members get service extension in Bauchi
A total number of 14 Youth corps members deployed to Bauchi state have had their service year extended by either four months or for a full year for committing acts contrary to NYSC by-laws during their service year.
This was announced on Thursday by the State Coordinator of the scheme, Namadi Abubakar, at the passing out parade (Pop) of the 2019 Batch A members who completed their one-year mandatory national service in the state.
Namadi Abubakar explained that seven of the corps members who were declared ‘absconded’ during the service year are to repeat the service all over again while the other seven will have to wait for the next four months before they can pass out.
While noting that the sanctions meted out on the erring corps members were meant to instil discipline in them and deter others from committing similar offences, the Coordinator, however, said that the scheme has presented three corps members who distinguished themselves in the rendition of service to the state government for the bestowal of state awards.
The Coordinator also announced that four NYSC members in the state namely; Magdalene Yohanna, Fatima Aliko Ahmed, Oluga M. Susan and Ruth Musa died during the service year.
In his farewell address to the corps members, state Governor, Sen Bala Mohammed represented by the Commissioner of Youth and Sports, Adamu Manu Soro said that the NYSC has over the years contributed immensely to the growth and development of the state and country.
He commended all the corps members passing out for their contributions to the growth of the critical sectors of the economy of the state and their role in giving continued credibility to the electoral processes.
“The people of Bauchi state appreciate and applaud your contributions individually and collectively this past one year. Worthy of note is the catalogue of achievements you have recorded in the areas of community development service which dots every nook and cranny of the state. Indeed you are leaving behind footprints that the people will continue to remember you by”. He said.