One obtains an extension as service for 779 is completed NYSC while three flee.

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Three corps members have vanished, one has had their service year extended, and another is rumored to have passed away in Gombe State during the service year of the 2022 Batch A Stream I.

The National Youth Service Corps Coordinator, Ada Imoni, who oversaw the event across the 11 Local Government Areas, revealed this on Thursday during the passing out ceremony for 779 corps members in the state. She said the person whose service was extended was made to appear before a disciplinary committee.

One of the 779 corps members passed away, one received an extension of service after appearing before the Corps Disciplinary Committee, and three absconded from duty, she said.

At the NYSC zonal headquarters in Bolari, Imoni addressed some departing corps members and urged them to follow the program’s principles by spreading the message of love, peace, respect for others, and national integration as they began the next stage of their lives.

Imoni claims that they have the necessary abilities to launch firms, no matter how small, to help stem the tide of post-service unemployment thanks to the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development Programme, which they completed during their service year.

The abilities you learned during the service year will be more helpful to you now that the year is ended, Imoni stated. Do not disregard the days of your modest beginnings.

Imoni urged them to avoid engaging in any corrupt behavior during the general elections and to remain nonpartisan in order to protect the reputation of the NYSC and their families.

“We must conduct credible, free, and open elections. You are still a part of this noble family as ex-corps members. Make us proud by doing your best,” she urged.

Imoni also went to various local government districts’ distribution centers to watch how Corps members were being given Certificates of National Service.

According to our correspondent, the art display by Joshua Steve, Isaac Usoro, and Dauda Olamilekan Yusuf was the event’s high point.

According to Yusuf, the artwork was intended to address social evils, racism, national unity, integration, and equal rights for girl children, among other issues.