At least three weeks to one month of service extension awaits ten National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members in Bauchi State due to various misconducts committed during their service year. Mrs. Rifkatu Yakubu, the Bauchi State Coordinator of NYSC, revealed this information on Thursday.
The misconducts primarily involved absconding and frequent absence throughout their service year. She emphasized that the NYSC program has a strict policy against truancy and would not hesitate to penalize any corps member found guilty of such behavior.
In total, 401 corps members, 269 males, and 132 females, from the 22 Batch B stream II completed their service in Bauchi State. Among them, the Bauchi state government honored four corps members with merit awards. These awards were presented to acknowledge their positive impact on the lives of individuals in their host communities through meaningful Community Development Projects and Services undertaken during their service year.
Mrs. Rifkatu Yakubu also mentioned that these corps members had earned a favorable reputation within the NYSC organization, urging them to maintain their exemplary spirit even after completing their service year.
“Those of you are taking part in the post-skill acquisition and entrepreneurship development training should ensure that you complete your training as this will help you to become employers of labor.
“To those of you who failed to learn any skills, you can start doing something even with the last allowance you were paid.
“Your parents want to see you doing something, no matter how little. It is better than staying out at home doing nothing,” she said.