From Tunde Omolehin, Sokoto
Four Corps members of 2021 Batch C stream 1 of national youth service corps (NYSC,) in Sokoto State are to repeat their service year.
The NYSC Coordinator in the state Alhaji Muhammad Nakamba disclosed this at the passing out ceremony of 2021 Batch C stream 1 corps members in Sokoto.
He also said two corps members will have their service extended by three weeks for misconducts and abscondment.
The State Coordinator maintained that NYSC is a scheme of reward and punishment stressing that the scheme has zero tolerance for truancy and would not hesitate to punish any erring corps member.
According to Nakamba: out of 872 corps members who passed out, two male and female were shortlisted for Sultan meritorious award for their outstanding contributions to the development of the state during their service year.
He further explained that the scheme posted high number of corps medical personnel to the rural areas where their are mostly needed.
He urged the outgoing corps members to be a good ambassadors of the scheme where ever they found themselves ,wishing them successes in their future endeavors and also safe journeys to their various destinations.
He advised them to maximize the gain of skills acquired during the service year stressing that white collar jobs are not easy to get by nowadays.
He congratulated the Director General of the scheme, Brig Gen Muhammad Fadah for successfully spent hundred days in office praying that God should grant him more wisdoms to pilot the affair of the scheme.
The NYSC boss thanked Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State for sustaining the corps monthly allowance which he said has helped many corps members in the state.
“Let me use this opportunity to thank His Excellency the executive Governor of Sokoto State for his unflinching support to the scheme especially the payment of monthly allowance to the corps members posted to the state, the gesture is unequal” he stated.
He also thanked His Eminence the Sultan of Sokoto Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar for his benevolence gesture saying he has been given award to the two best corps members of every batch.