The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Lagos State found five corps members wanting throughout the service year and ordered them to repeat the program.
On Thursday in Lagos, Mr. Eddy Megwa, Coordinator, NYSC Lagos, announced this at the passing out of 1,188 corps members from the 2020 Batch B, Stream 2 deployed to the state.
According to the Nigerian News Agency (NAN), the ceremony was organized in a low-key manner at the NYSC temporary orientation camp in Iyana Ipaja, Lagos.
Megwa, on the other hand, congratulated the departing corps members on completing their service year successfully and advised them to make the most of the skills they had received in order to build wealth and become employers of labor.
He said: “These cream of Nigerian youths are exceptional and dedicated; 99 percent of them have proved to give in their best to the state and nation in the course of their service year.
“However, five of them violated the NYSC rules. Once we notice that a corps member is not available consecutively for three months, we declare he/she absconded and the punishment is a repeat of the service year.
“Two of them are guilty of the offense and we are going to remobilise them to that effect, while three others will have their service year extended by two to three months, respectively.
“I am proud of other corps members, having selflessly committed and contributed to the socio-economic development of the local government areas, state and the nation at large.
“I urge them to continue to be great ambassadors of NYSC.”