The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps(NYSC) , Brigadier-General Ibrahim Shuaib, has disclosed that over 30 senior staff members of the Corps have been dismissed for various offences, including misconduct and indiscipline.
Their dismissal was said to have been recommended in the report of a disciplinary committee and ratified by the national governing board of the NYSC on March 8, 2021.
Shuaib, who stated these on Friday while speaking with newsmen on efforts being put in place to sustain discipline in the organisation, said every employee must abide by the ethics of the NYSC.
He said: “The NYSC is also part of society and in any society, we have the good, the bad and the ugly; and of course, the majority of our staff are good, committed, patriotic and disciplined. But of course within, we still have some bad eggs and such bad eggs are disciplined and some have even ended up with a dismissal and so on.
“We just had one on Monday, March 8, 2021, where the national governing board ratified the disciplinary committee’s report. It’s the report of the senior staff committee meeting made up of all the directors and a representative of the Head of Service by the ministry. About 34 workers were dismissed for different offences.
“So, we sit down and look at all the disciplinary cases that are forwarded to the headquarters from the states and the headquarters. A decision will be taken and then it would be sent to the national governing board for ratification.”
Meanwhile, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arrested 33 Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC) personnel and a civilian for allegedly extorting money from motorists on highways across the country.
It was learnt that in a joint operation code-named, Operation Tranquility V, comprising officers of ICPC, Department of State Services and the FRSC, raids were carried out simultaneously in five locations nationwide.
According to a statement on Friday by the ICPC spokesperson, Azuka Ogugua, five FRSC personnel and a civilian were arrested on the Onitsha head bridge while 11 officials were arrested on Awka-Onitsha road, in Anambra State.
It said eight officials were arrested on Calabar-Bakassi road, Cross River State; four at Hawan Kibo, Jos road, Plateau State; and five officials on Obollo Afor-Enugu road, Enugu State