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Over 68 corps members to repeat service as 6,196 pass out in Lagos

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National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Lagos State Coordinator, Eddy Megwa (middle) and 2019 Batch B stream one corps members with their certificates of national service during the passing out at Ikeja Local Council…yesterday. PHOTO: ADAKU ONYENUCHEYA

Coordinator of the Lagos State National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Eddy Megwa yesterday said of the 6,196 corps members that served in the 2019 Batch B, Stream I, 68 will repeat their service year as part of punitive measures for defaulters.

Megwa, who stated this during the passing out of the corps members at the Ikeja Local Government Secretariat, noted that while some corps members did well and were issued certificates, those who abandoned their primary assignments would repeat the service year, while some would have theirs extended.

He lauded the batch B corps members, saying they served the country meritoriously, having gone through orientation trainings, primary assignments, community development services and executed several special projects.

“Today, the service year of 2019 Batch B Steam 1 ends and we are commencing the distribution of certificate of national service nationwide. But due to the pandemic, the directive from the National Directorate Headquarters is that it should be low-key and we should observe all protocols of COVID-19 in giving out the certificates,” he said.

Megwa commended the corps members for contributing their quota during the COVID-19 period, as they donated palliatives, hand sanitisers and face masks they made themselves to their host communities.

Meanwhile, Director General of the NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim presented gifts to the two corps members who met in Plateau State during their service and decided to get married, having fell in love with each other.

A statement from NYSC disclosed that Felicia Haruna from Kaduna State and Mark Makafan from Kogi State met at the Mangu Orientation Camp in Plateau in 2019, and will be getting married on Saturday, May 30, 2020.

Also, Plateau State Coordinator of the scheme, Caroline W. Embu, has announced that all 2019 Batch ‘B’ stream 1 corps members who are willing to embark on inter-state travel to their respective states could do so.

While presenting a sample copy of the discharge certificate to a corps member at the state secretariat in Jos North Council Area, she stated that due to the peculiarity of the COVID-19 pandemic, management of the scheme has put modalities in place to ensure smooth passage through letters of identification to discharged corps members who may wish to travel to their home states.


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