The National Youth Service Corps(NYSC) in Oyo State has said no fewer than 33 outgone 2018 batch C corp members out of 4,716 that served in the state had received extension of service letters.
The NYSC State Coordonato, Mrs Eniola Ambekemo disclosed this in Ibadan on Thursday during the passing out programme for the corp members.
Ambekemo also revealed that 25 of the outgone members absconded from service.
She said their offences ranged from absenteeism to abscondment in their places of primary assignments.
She however said that one of the corps members passing out, Adebanjo Diekolola, received state honours award for carrying out medical outreaches, market sensitisation on genotype, sinking of deep wells at Ogunrinde village, amongst others.
“We have Fabunmi Tobiloba and David Adeyemi, who received commendation certificates: we are proud of you for your various efforts at developing your host communities; well done for exhibiting a high sense of discipline and resilience,” she said.
She urged the successful corps members to balance their life experiences both at the university as well as that of their service year in order to face the challenges of life.
Ambekemo advised them to always make a positive difference wherever they found themselves and make meaningful contributions to the society.
The coordinator further warned the corp members to avoid the get-rich-quick syndrome, which might put most youths in horrifying and devastating conditions, noting that the non-availability of white-collar jobs made the NYSC management to introduce skill acquisition into the activities of the agency from the orientation camp.
The coordinator also advised them to apply the skills they acquired in establishing meaningful ventures rather than searching for non-existing jobs.
“That may be the skill that will transform your life, Oyo State people will forever be grateful for the selfless services you rendered them. I wish you outstanding success, God’s guidance as you face the world,”she said.