2 Corps receive Sultan meritorious awards
By Onuminya Innocent In Sokoto
5 Corps Members absconded in Sokoto State are to repeat their service year while 11 others have their service extended for reasons strictly based on infringement of the NYSC bye-laws.
The coordinator of NYSC in Sokoto State Alhaji Muhammad Nakamba disclosed this at Ginginya stadium during the pass out of 2021 Batch A stream 2 Corps Members.
Nakamba added that the scheme have zero tolerance for truancy during the service year.
He stated that a total of 891 corps members passed out , out of these 2 received Sultan Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar prestigious award for their outstanding contribution towards uplifting the living standard of their host communities.
He thanked the Governor of the state Aminu Waziri Tambuwal for his love and unparalleled support to the scheme in the state over the years especially his avowed commitment toward the sustenance of payment of state allowance to corps members .
” I also seized this opportunity to thank his Eminence Sultan of Sokoto for his unflinching support to the scheme, this has aptly demonstration of his love for the youth and NYSC in particular .
He maintained that in line with the scheme determination to contribute to the accelerated development of the state in consonance with the policy and programmes of the administration the scheme has posted a large percentage of the corps medical personnel to the rural areas of the state saying the gesture will go along way in addressing the shortfall in personnel in this sector.
He noted that the corps medical personnel on their various health outreaches have attended to more than 3,000 members of rural communities across the state.
“Recently health initiative for rural dwellers (HIRD) program attended to more than 450 persons in Wamakko and 589 persons in Kware local government areas of the state.
He also disclosed that in avowed determination to ensure the educational development of the state, the greater percentage of Corps Members are posted to schools to teach and open extra mural centres for students who could not make their WAEC/ NECO SSCE Examination at first sitting.
He urged the outgoing corps members to be a good ambassadors of the scheme and also maximize the skill aquisition and entrepreneurship learnt during the service year.