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Nine Gombe, Sokoto NYSC members get service extension


The National Youth Service Corps has extended the service year of nine corps members in Gombe and Sokoto States for various offences.

In Gombe State, the state coordinator, Dawut Jidda, disclosed on Thursday at the low-key passing out ceremony that “Due to the exigencies of the times, management has approved the Passing-out ceremony to be low-key and observed at the Local Government level. The Certificate of National Service will be issued to deserving Corps Members and of course, those who have fallen short of the Byelaws will be sanctioned accordingly.

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“A total number of 354 Corps Members are expected to have exited from the Service today but, three absconded cases and will be remobilised for a repeat of service, and six will have an extension of service in varying degrees according to their offence.

“On a very sad note, we recorded one death in the course of the service year. The fallen hero died in active service. We pray to God to grant her soul eternal rest. So, a balance of 344 Corps Members will be issued their CNN accordingly.”

In Sokoto State, the state coordinator, Alhaji Usman Yakubu Yaro, said three corps members will repeat their entire service year for alleged misconduct and abscondment.

The Sokoto State NYSC also said that male and female corps members have been shortlisted for the Sultan Meritorious Award for their outstanding contributions to the development of Sokoto State during their service year.