Thirty-six out of the National Youths Corps Members that served in Lagos state in the 2021 Batch “A” Stream One are to repeat the service year.
This is as a result of their involvement in various forms of misconduct particularly, abscorment from primary places of assignment during the service year.
The Coordinator, National Youths Service Corps, Lagos State, Mr. Eddy Megwa announced this at the Passing-out parade for the 2021 Batch “A” Stream One Corps members held at the NYSC temporary Orientation Camp in Iyana Ipaja, Lagos.
He also said that the service year of another four Corps members would be extended for three or four months.
He explained that the NYSC did not condone any act of indiscipline and as such had laid down punitive measures to met out to any Corps member that portrayed any form of indiscipline while undergoing the one year mandatory national service.
Mr. Megwa said that some of the errant Corps members played truancy during the service year while others totally abandoned their duty posts at their primary places of assignment.
The NYSC Lagos Coordinator however, expressed satisfaction at the performance of the rest of the Corps members.
He noted that the Corps members displayed high sence of commitment to duty, patriotic in their approach to handling responsibilities and selfless in discharging their duties.
He therefore, urged them to keep the flag flying as they pass out of the National Youths Service scheme by being good ambassador of the NYSC wherever they found themselves.
In a message to the Passing-out ceremony, the Governor of Lagos state, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, thanked the Corps members for supporting the government in tackling the Corona Virus pandemic in the state.
Governor Sanwo-Olu said that some corps members went as far as contributing money to purchase some medical materials to support the government during the heat of the COVID-19 pandemic while others contributed money to buy food items which were distributed as palliative.
The Governor however, urged the outgoing Corps members to utilise the vocational and entrepreneurial trainings they had acquired during the service year to create job for themselves and others.
A Total of Four Thousand, Three Hundred and Ninety Seven Corps Members received their discharged certificates at the ceremony.