Olanrewaju Aremu

The National Youths Service Corps, NYSC, has sanctioned twenty seven corps members in Ondo state for contravening the rules guiding the scheme during their service year.

The NYSC coordinator in the state, Mrs Victoria Ani stated this during the passing out ceremony for the 2021 batch ‘A’ (Stream two) corps members held in akure,the state capital.

Represented by an assistant Director of the scheme,Mrs  Adejoke fashola, Mrs Ani explained that out of the number, 13 corps members would have their service year extended for various misdemeanors while 14 others would have their service year repeated for absconding from service.

The coordinator however pointed out that a Corps member, Victor Onwuemene would be rewarded with state honour and two others would receive state coordinator's commendation certificate.

Mrs Ani called on the Corps members to be good ambassadors and eschew acts of arrogance and rude if they wanted to achieve in life.

Mrs Ani said: “I want to remind you that during the orientation course, you were adequately informed that NYSC will reward excellent and outstanding ' performance during the service year.

“Likewise, The Scheme wields big stick against recalcitrant members of the service corps who fall short  of expected behaviour and performance. 

“Consequent upon this, out of 1,260 due to pass out of service today, Three (3) Corps Members who distinguished themselves extraordinarily have been rewarded with State Honours Award while Three (3) others will have NYSC Chairman's Commendation Certificates.

“Thirteen (13) Corps members would have their service extended for  various misdemeanors while fourteen (14) Corps members who absconded from service would have too repeat The service subject to the approval of Directorate Headquarters, Abuja.”

In a remark, governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu urged the corps members to always render assistance to security agencies for a safer society. 

Represented by the Commissioner for sports and youths development, Chief Bamidele Ologun, governor Akeredolu gave the assurance that the state government would always provide security to corps members who chose to stay behind.

Akeredolu said: “The legacies you are leaving behind will continue to remain fresh in the memories of these communities for a very long time to come. 

“As you are all aware, one of the greatest problems staring us in the face as a nation is insecurity. 

“Security should not be left for Government alone. Your personal security should be your priority whether you are staying back in the Sunshine state or you are returning to  your home states . Above all, let me use this opportunity to advise you to give information that will assist our security agencies to tackle the problems of insecurity in our country.”