No fewer than 44 members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) for the 2017 Batch A Stream 1, in Akwa Ibom, Lagos and Niger States are to repeat their service for another year for acts of misconduct.
While 21 are to repeat their service in Akwa Ibom, 23 will do same in Lagos and two in Niger.
In Lagos, three deaths were recorded.
The NYSC State Coordinator, Mr. Julius Amusan, disclosed the punishment for the corps members at the passing out ceremony in Uyo, the state capital on Thursday.
Amusan said that 12 of the 2,827 corps members would have to face extended service ranging from three to four months for absenteeism, among other offences.
He said: “During the service year under review, 21 corps members absconded from service and have been recommended for outright repeat of service whenever they resurface.
“There are 12 others that committed various degrees of misconduct ranging from unauthorised journeys to absenteeism and other acts not in conformity with the NYSC Bye laws.
“They will serve extension of service ranging from three to four months,” Amusan said.
The NYSC on Thursday presented State Honours’ Award and cash prizes to 14 outstanding corps members in Lagos State.
The State Coordinator of NYSC, Mr. Momammed Momoh, also announced the death of three members during the passing-out parade of the corps members at the NYSC Orientation Camp in Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos.
Momoh said that the awardees received cash prizes ranging from N150,000 to N200,000.
He said that 4,876 corps members successfully completed their service.
The coordinator said that 23 corps members would repeat their service for absconding from duty.
He also said that 17 others would have their service extended for various periods as a punishment.
Two Corps members in the 2017 Batch ‘A’ Stream 1 are to repeat their service for absconding from their places of primary assignment.
The Niger State Coordinator of NYSC, Mrs. Theresa Arokoyo, disclosed this during the passing out ceremony of 1,947 corps member in Minna on Thursday.
She said that any corps member who failed to conform to the ethics, norms and ideals of the scheme would also be sanctioned according to the dictates of the NYSC bye-law. (NAN)