The Kano State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Scheme, Mrs Aisha Mohammad, said on Thursday that six corps members of the 2019, Batch B, stream 2 service year will repeat the service year, while 16 others would have their service year extended.
Mohammad said a total of 2,677 corps members successfully completed the service year in Kano State.
The coordinator maintained that no COVID-19 case was recorded among the corps members during the service year in the state.
The coordinator advised the corps members to use the skills they acquired during the service year to make themselves self-reliant and employers of labour.
Also, two corps members in Katsina State who absconded from the year are to repeat their service.
The National Youth Service Corps Coordinator of the scheme in the state, Alhaji Ahidjo Yahaya, said this on Thursday during the passing out of corps members in the batch.
A total of 1,328 corps members of the 2019 Batch B Stream 2 were discharged in Katsina State.
The coordinator, who spoke through his representative, the Deputy Director, Relocation and Reployment, Mr Olaisebekan Taiwo, added that two other members would have their serve year extended, while two corps members died during the service year.
Corps members abscond in Osun
Also in Osogbo, the NYSC said 1,412 corps members completed their years, while four absconded from service.
The state coordinator, Mr Adewale Adegoke, in a statement on Thursday, added that while the corps members that absconded would repeat the service year, seven other corps members had their service year extended for various offences.
“Distribution of certificates has commenced on Thursday and the scheme has deployed officers to all the council areas in the state to ensure strict compliance with the social distancing measures for the days the exercise would last.”
Ogun NYSC rewards 114 corpers
Meanwhile in Ogun State, the NYSC said 114 corps members would be given letters of commendation for their roles in the fight against COVID-19.
The NYSC added that 11 of the 114 would be rewarded for their contributions to the fight against COVID-19, while 104 would be honoured for their roles in the distribution of homegrown paliatives during the lockdown period.
The NYSC state Cordinator, Dr Belinda Faniyi, during the state’s discharge of 2,836 corps members, added that two corps members would be given certificates of commendation for their services to the country.