8 corps members to repeat service in Kaduna

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Eight corps members deployed to Kaduna state are to repeat their service year in the state.

About 8 National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members deployed to Kaduna State under the Batch B 2015 of the scheme are to repeat their service year in the state, NAN reports.

Mohammed Momoh, the NYSC Coordinator in the state disclosed this in Kaduna on Thursday, October 6, at the passing out of the 2, 837 members of the batch.

Momoh said the 8 corps members absconded immediately after their orientation last year.

He said 15 other corps members had their service years extended for violating rules and regulations of the corps.

The coordinator said seven corps members died during the service year.

Momoh said that three corps members won the state’s merit award, seven others got the chairman’s awards, while 10 won the state coordinators’ commendation award.

He commended the state government, and the people of the state for the sustained moral and financial support to the corps.

The coordinator urged the corps members to utilise the skills acquired during the service year in their future endeavour, and always be good ambassadors of Nigeria.

Meanwhile, NYSC has raised an alarm over increasing deaths among those of its members serving in Bayelsa state.

The alarm was raised after another member, Ogundare Opeyemi slumped and died in the Nembe area of Bayelsa state. Punch reports that the deceased slumped a day after he had a party with his colleagues in the area of his primary assignment.

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