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Abscondee corp members get new service year


Seven corps members of the 2018 National Youth Service Corps in Nasarawa State are to repeat their service for absconding from their Places of Primary Assignment, during the service year.

Hajiya Ramatu Sanda, the NYSC Coordinator in the state, made this known in Lafia on Thursday, while briefing newsmen shortly after a low-key Passing out Parade, for the 2018 Batch “B” Stream II corps members.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the NYSC in the state-supervised the passing out in Lafia and other local government areas of the state.

Sanda said the affected seven corps members would be remobilised for a new service year, while three others would face various periods of extensions for different offences committed during the service year which contravened the NYSC bye-laws.

She added that the punishments would take effect after final ratification by the Nasarawa State NYSC Governing Board.

“Some corps members erred during the service year. We have seven corps members who totally absconded from service.

“Others left their places of primary assignment without permission among other offences.

“For those who absconded, they will be remobilised for a new service year. The extension of the other three will depend on the gravity of their misconducts,’’ she said.

The coordinator said the decision to punish the erring corps members was based on the recommendation of the state NYSC Disciplinary Committee.

“We have a committee on corps discipline, comprising all Assistant Directors and all heads of branches in the secretariat.

“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 has ratified it,’’ Sanda said.




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