Over 1,700 corps members posted to Ondo state last year have completed the mandatory 1year service to their fatherlandl
The passing out ceremont was low key as the collection of certificates of national service was done in three batches in view of covid-19 protocols.
Orange FM’s Olumide Adeluwoye reports that the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC was established on May 22, 1973 set up by the federal government to involve graduates in nation building through youth engagement in community development .
The scheme provided an avenue for reconciliation, reconstruction and rebuilding of the nation after the civil war with a view to promoting national unity.
The outbreak of covid-19 pandemic however prevented an elaborate celebration for the 2019 Batch ‘C’ (Stream 1) corps members
In all, 1,723 corpers made up of 831 males and 892 females collected their Certificates of National Service
Representing the NYSC’s State Co-ordinator, Mrs Grace Akpabio, the Assistant Director planning research and statistics, Mr Tunde Oyebade congratulated the outgoing corp members and advised them to make good use of the various skills and training they have acquired.
Two corps members had their service year extended for various infractions, while four of them will repeat the service for abscondment from service, subject to the approval of NYSC National Directorate Headquarters, Abuja.
Unfortunately three corps members lost their lives in the course of the service to their fatherland.
Some of the outgoing corp members, Justice Ikwebelem and Saheed Daudu who served with Orange FM described the service year as memorable.
The passing out parade for the next stream is expected to hold next month.