The National Youth Service Corp has descended on eight members
serving in Ilorin, Kwara State with their service year extended as a result of
various offences they committed.
NYSC State Coordinator, Mr Amafuele Remigius made this
known on Thursday in Ilorin during the Passing Out parade
(POP) of the 2017 Batch ‘A’ Stream 1 of the scheme at the
He said a total of 1, 790 Corp members passed out after a
year national service to the nation.
The State Coordinator said three Corps members received the
prestigious NYSC State Honours Award.
“On a sad note, we lost one of the outgoing Corp members
while on national service,” the Coordinator said.
Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed, speaking at the passing
out parade, enjoined the outgoing Corp members to make use
of the skill they acquired during the service year.
The governor, who was represented by the Head of Service,
Mrs Susan Oluwole commended the Corp members for the
successful completion of the compulsory national service.
Ahmed advised the Corps members to look inward and bring to
use all the various skills they were taught with the aim of
becoming employers of labour, rather than seeking white collar
jobs that were not available.
He wished them success in their future endeavours and
extended the appreciation of the host communities where they
did their primary assignments.
The governor’s representative later presented awards to the
three Corps members nominated for NYSC State Award.