At least nine members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), will repeat their service for absconding from their places of primary assignment.
Sandra made this known while addressing newsmen after the Passing Out Parade for the 2018 Batch “C” Stream I corps members in the state.
The NYSC coordinator said nine corps members would be remobilised for a new service year, while four others who absconded for a period of one to two months would face some months of extension of their service.
The offences according to the NYSC coordinator contravened the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) bye-laws and are punishable under the bye-laws that govern service.
Sandra in her statement noted that the punishments of the defaulters take effect after final ratification by the Nasarawa State NYSC Governing Board.
Part of her statement reads as thus; “It’s sad that extension of service is becoming a norm. NYSC is a laudable initiative aimed at fostering unity and helping the youths, but some keep absconding.
“For this batch, we also have some corps members who have erred during the service year. We have thirteen of them in total but nine of them totally absconded from service.
“Others left their places of primary assignment without permission for a period of one to two months.”
While speaking on the decision the defaulting corps members, Sandra said the decision was reached based on the recommendation of the state NYSC Disciplinary Committee.
“This body looks into the cases and invites the corps members concerned to defend themselves.
“At the end, a decision is taken, strictly in accordance with our laws, but the decision takes effect after the NYSC governing board ratifies it,’’ she said.
Sanda advised the outgoing corps members to take advantage of the skills they acquired during their service year, to be self-employed.
She gave the number of corp members who passed out as 1706, adding that 897 were males, while 809 were females.