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9 corps members to repeat service year in Abia – NYSC

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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has ordered nine corps members deployed to Abia to repeat their service year for absconding from service.

The State Coordinator, Mr Denis Jingi, announced the order on Thursday during the passing out parade of the 2021 Batch ‘A’ Stream 2 corps members held at the Umuahia Township Stadium.

Jingi said that the sanction was in line with the scheme’s bye-laws.
He said that 870 corps members successfully concluded the national service.
He charged the outgoing corps members to respect the oath they took during their induction.

“As you all step into the larger society, remember you are products of NYSC.
“The priceless experiences and knowledge you garnered should be a guiding light in the course of your life pursuit,” he said.

In a speech, Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu congratulated the corps members on their meritorious contributions to the development of their host communities and state in general.

The governor, represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Chris Ezem, said government was determined to improve the welfare of corps members.

“It is in line with this that I approved some funds for the rehabilitation of the Orientation Camp in Umunna, Bende Local Government Area, to ease the problem of accommodation.

“Govermnent will continue to assist the scheme within the available resources in the provision of basic amenities for its operations,” the governor said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr Victor Akpan received the State Honours Award for his outstanding performance during the service year.

Akpan, who hails from Akwa Ibom, with registration number: AB/2021A/0292, was honoured for drilling a borehole for Umuobiala Community in Isuikwuato LGA.

Also, five corps members received Commendation Certificates during the colourful ceremony that was witnessed by representatives of different federal and state government agencies.

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