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Nine Corps Members To Repeat Service Year In Ondo

The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) has declared that nine corps members’ service years will be prolonged due to different misconducts, while another nine NYSC members will have their service years repeated due to absconding from service in Ondo State.

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The NYSC stated that the sanctions imposed on impact corps members for violating the scheme’s guidelines are subject to the approval of the scheme’s headquarters.

Mrs. Victoria Ani, the Ondo State NYSC Coordinator, announced this yesterday in Akure, the state capital, at the passing out ceremony for the 2021 Batch ‘A’ (Stream 1) corps men.

Ani, on the other hand, pointed out that a corps member would receive a state honor and twenty-five others would receive a certificate from the state coordinator.

She said: “My dear creative, zealous and patriotic children, let me remind you that life will put many red lights in front of you but you need to press harder and see those red lights not as stumbling blocks but stepping stones to a greater you.

“You should know that being rude or arrogant will take you nowhere, but good manners can open doors, which education or qualifications may not open.

“The road to greatness if full of challenges but those who dare to be different will definitely surmount whatever life places before them.

“You need to be inspired by the various motivational speakers and trainers who may seem like they have had it all, but who have struggled to succeed and get to where they are today.”

Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), the Governor of Ondo State, assured the corps members in his address that the state government would always offer an enabling environment for ex-corps members who decided to stay in the state to achieve.

Akeredolu said: “As you now move into the larger society, I want to remind you that you are no longer corps members but mature youths who are expected to create a new identity for yourselves using all you learnt during the service year.

“You are aware that due to the prevailing economic situation in our dear country, paid employments are very rare to come by. Consequently, I charge you to use the skills acquired during the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development Programme to be self-employed and become entrepreneurs that will assist in reducing unemployment in our society.

“Let me use this opportunity to assure those of you who have chosen to live in Ondo State that our government will continue to create an enabling environment for her residents to succeed.”

Source: Nyscinfo

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