Fourteen corps members posted to Ondo State under the 2018 Batch C, Stream 1, will be remobilised to serve another year without allowance after allegedly absconding from service.
This was disclosed on Thursday during the Passing Out Parade for the batch.
Apart from the 14 corps members who will be remobilised after approval by the Directorate Headquarters in Abuja, four others had their service year extended for reportedly being recalcitrant and performing below expectation at the places of primary assignment.
A total of 1313 received their Certificate of National Service out of which three got State Honours Award and 15 received State Coordinator’s Commendation Certificates.
Speaking at the passing out ceremony, the Ondo State NYSC Coordinator, Mrs. Grace Akpabio, admonished the successful corps members to strive to be independent and not be burdens unto their respective families.
Her words: “I want you to face tomorrow with zeal and determination to succeed in whatever capacity you may chose to make a decent living. Tap the several opportunities that abound in the country and become the next generation of entrepreneurs and successful business moguls”.
The NYSC boss reminded the participants who enlisted in the mandatory programme last year that the service year has provided them with competitive comparative advantage to combine academic achievement with practical skills to excel in the ever aggressive business environment.
“Your participation in Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) training and other empowerment programmes should be a launch pad for you to tell the world that investment on you has never been a fluke,” she said.
“As you step into the larger society, endeavour to be good ambassadors of not only your educational institutions, respective families but NYSC and the nation at large. Imbibe the virtue of hard work, honesty and let integrity be your watchword”.
The Coordinator said that she believed in the corps members’ individual and collective abilities to transform Nigeria and restore her economic dignity, charging them to contribute their quota to the development of Nigeria and “not to complain about what you are not willing to work hard to change.”