Amina Ahmed Dankawuwa Misau
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has sanctioned four erring corps members of the 2021 Batch C stream 1 by ordering them to repeat service year in Bauchi state.
The Bauchi State Coordinator of the NYSC, Alhaji Namadi Abubakar, made this known in an interview with newsmen in Bauchi on Thursday.
Speaking during the collection of discharge certificates by the corps members, the state coordinator noted that the affected corps members were sanctioned for various offences ranging from abscondment, absenteeism and others, during their service year.
Abubakar, who reiterated that the scheme has zero tolerance for truancy and would not hesitate to punish any erring corp member, said that 27 others would have their service year extended for at least three weeks for misconducts during their service year.
According to him, out of the 1,151 corps members who passed out, five of them would be rewarded with the state award honour for their outstanding contribution towards uplifting the living standard of their host communities through tangible Community Development Service (CDS) projects.
Abubakar pointed out that the NYSC has in line with its mission of contributing to the development of the country, posted a high number of the corps medical personnel to the rural areas of Bauchi state.
He added that the gesture had gone a long way in addressing the shortfall in personnel in the health sector.
The State coordinator stated that the corps medical personnel through the scheme’s Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers (HIRD) have assisted thousands of citizens in the rural communities across the state.
Alhaji Abubakar further noted that in order to contribute to the educational development in the state, quite a number of Corps Members were posted to schools to contribute their own quota immensely through teaching.
While urging the outgoing corps members to continue to be good ambassadors of the scheme, Alhaji Abubakar charged them to also maximize the skills acquisition and entrepreneurship they learnt during their service year.