The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has announced that seven corps members deployed to Bauchi state would have their service year extended by four months for committing acts contrary to NYSC bye-laws.
State coordinator of the scheme Namadi Abubakar revealed this on Thursday at the passing out parade of the 2019 batch A members who finished their one year mandatory national service in the state.
He added that seven other corps members have equally been declared absconded and are to repeat the service all over again.
While noting that the sanctions meted out on the erring NYSC members were meant to instill discipline in them and deter others from committing similar offenses, Namadi, however, said the scheme has presented awards to three corps members who distinguished themselves in the rendition of service to the state government.
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.
Also speaking, the state governor Bala Mohammed represented by the commissioner of Youth and Sports Adamu Manu Soro said 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.’