NYSC assures outgoing Corps members of January allowance

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has assured the outgoing 2023 Batch ‘A’ stream 1 corps members that they would receive the January 2024 allowance before the end of 2023.

The Acting Director, NYSC, North East Area office, Alh. Abubakar Mohammed, made the assurance in Bauchi on Friday during the collection of Certificates of National Service by the corps members.

He also enjoined the corps members not to be carried away by the certificates they acquired to rely on government paid jobs.

According to him, they should channel their energies on the various skills they learned through the NYSC Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development Programme during the service year.

In her remarks, the State Coordinator of NYSC, Mrs Rifkatu Yakubu, urged the corps members to desist from all forms of social vices, adding that such acts would tarnish their images, that of their family and institutions of graduation.

She reminded them of the NYSC Director General, Brig:- Gen.Yusha’u Ahmed’s appeal to Corps members to avoid night journeys and always break their journey at designated places to continue the following morning.

Similarly, the State Comptroller, Nigeria Immigration Service, Bauchi state Command, Abdullahi Adamu, warned corps members against traveling abroad through illegal means. 

He noted that as the corps members transits into the labour market, they were likely to come across a lot of tricks by some people whose job was to lure innocent Nigerians into traveling abroad through illegal avenues.

He said such an action constituted trans-national crime which attracts punishment of at least five years imprisonment.

A total of 1,405 corps members passed out for the badge in the state, out of which 12 would have to repeat their service year completely for absconding from their places of primary assignment.

22 others would have their service year extended for one or two months for various degrees of offences.

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