Photo of corps members used to demonstrate the report.

By Shonaye Prince, Lafia

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) said that 33 corps members were not allowed to passed out in Nasarawa State for absconding from their Place of Primary Assignment (PPA).

Mr. Abdullahi Jikamshi, the state coordinator made this known in Lafia, the state capital, on Thursday during the Passing-out Parade of the 2021 Batch “A” corps members.

According to the reports Abdullahi said the affected corps members would have repeat the service year that it is in accordance with the provisions of the NYSC bye-laws.

He commended the 1,142 corps members who successfully completed the service year without default, exhorting them to live a life worthy of emulations.

“I wish you God’s grace as you enter into the labour market, may you be highly favoured.

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“For those of you who have decided to be entrepreneurs and not job seekers, may you be equally fruitful in your endeavours,” he said.

Governor Abdullahi A. Sule of Nasarawa State applauded the outgoing corps members for their invaluable service to the state.

The governor who was represented by Hon. Lucky Yargwa, the state Commissioner for Youths and Sports Development, said the several life impacting projects that were carried out by corps members has contributed immensely to the development of our communities.

“In some cases, a number of you stepped down life changing skills you acquired through the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme of the NYSC, teaching members of your host communities the skills that will empower them economically.

“We acknowledged the role played by you in the state’s health sector, including the NYSC Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers programme.

“Under the auspices of this programme, you are complementing our efforts towards ensuring that our people have access to basic medical care in no small measure,” he said.

The governor noted that he did not received any discouraging reports about the conducts of Corps members in the state.

His Excellency who acknowledged with gratitude the contributions of corps members to the development of the state urged them to be good ambassadors of NYSC.