No fewer than 25 corp members who were supposed to be passing out with the 2018 batch C National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) have absconded from service in Oyo state.
Naija News understands that while 33 corp members in the state had received an extension of service letters. This includes the 25 members of the NYSC who absconded from their place of primary assignments.
The 33 corp members got an extension in their service for various offences ranging from absenteeism to abscondment in their places of primary assignments.
The Oyo State NYSC Coordinator, Mrs Eniola Ambekemo, on Thursday, October 3, made this known in a statement obtained by Naija News.
“However, one of them, Adebanjo Diekolola, received state honours award for carrying out medical outreaches, market sensitisation on genotype, sinking of deep wells at Ogunrinde village, among others.
“We have Fabunmi Tobiloba and David Adeyemi, who received commendation certificates: we are proud of you for your various efforts at developing your host communities; well done for exhibiting a high sense of discipline and resilience,” she said.
She also urged them to balance their life experiences both at the university as well as that of their service year in order to face the challenges of life.
Ambekemo advised them to always make a positive difference wherever they would be and make meaningful contributions to society.
She reminded them of the non-availability of white-collar jobs, which made the NYSC management to enforce skill acquisition on them right from the orientation camp.
The coordinator also advised them to apply the skills they acquired during service in establishing meaningful ventures rather than searching for non-existing jobs.
“That may be the skill that will transform your life, Oyo State people will forever be grateful for the selfless services you rendered them. I wish you outstanding success, God’s guidance as you face the world,” she said.