The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Oyo State has extended the service of 11 of its Batch B, Stream 2 corps members, as a result of absenteeism, abscondment and other related offences.
Penpushing reports that, the Coordinator in the state, Grace Ogbuogebe, made this known while speaking on the sidelines of the passing out ceremony of the corps members on Thursday in Ibadan.
The coordinator disclosed that they would be remobilized, adding that the 2,892 corps members currently undergoing their compulsory one year service were made up of 1,367 males and 1,525 females.
Penpushing further reports that, Ogbuogebe disclosed that two corps members received honours awards and a recommendation letter based on execution of Community Development Projects, stating that no fewer than 40 of the corps members went on maternity leave, marriage and childbirth inclusive, while two died during the period.
The coordinator explained that the passing out ceremony was without funfair due to the coronavirus pandemic currently ravaging the world, adding, “corps members will collect their certificates at the Local Government Areas where they had their primary assignment across the 33 Local Government Areas of Oyo State’.
Penpushing also reports that, Ogbuogebe expressed gratitude to God for the successful completion of the 2019 Batch B Stream 2 service year in spite of the challenges, and commended the outgoing corps members for their dedication and selfless service to their fatherland.
The state coordinator advised them to uphold the spirit of self-discipline, patriotism and loyalty which the scheme had instilled in them during the service year, and equally urged them to utilise the various skills they acquired through the National Youth Service Corps(NYSC) Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme for the actualisation of their dreams.
“As you go home, never allow the skills you have acquired to go to waste, don’t allow the skills to be redundant; put them into practice. Start something with the allowance and savings you have made, don’t just lie down as there are so many opportunities to explore. So go and prove your worth in your communities and I pray that the lord will be with you and prosper the works of your hands, congratulations once again,” she said.