The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), in Kwara State passed out a total of 1, 790 corps members (2017 Batch ‘A’ Stream 1) following the completion of their one year mandatory national service.
The NYSC State Coordinator, Amafuele Remigius made this disclosure on Thursday while speaking during the Passing Out Parade (POP) for the corps members held at the Metropolitan Square, Ilorin, the state capital.
Remigius also revealed that the management of the NYSC has sanctioned eight corps members serving in the state for various offences they committed during the service year.
According to him, the affected eight corps members would serve an extension as punishment for their various offences.
The coordinator said three corps members received the prestigious ‘NYSC State Honours Award. He also disclosed one corps member died during the service year.
“On a sad note, we lost one of the outgoing corps members while on national service,” the coordinator said.
Speaking at the POP, the Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, urged the outgoing corps members to make use of the skills they had acquired during the service year.
Represented by the Head of Service, Mrs Susan Oluwole, the governor congratulated the corps members for the successful completion of the compulsory national service.
The governor however advised the corps members to look inward and bring to use all the various skills they were taught with the aim of becoming employers of labour, rather than seeking white collar jobs non existing.
He wished them success in their future endeavours and extended the appreciation of the host communities where they did their primary assignments.
The governor later presented awards to the three corps members nominated for NYSC State Award.