Nine corps members in Nasarawa State are to repeat their service for absconding from their places of primary assignment, Mrs Ramatu Sanda, NYSC Coordinator in the state said.
The coordinator made this known while briefing newsmen after the Passing Out Parade for the 2018 Batch “C” Stream I corps members.
Sanda said the nine corps members would be remobilised for a new service year, while four others who absconded for a period of one to two months would face some months extension.
According to her, the offences contravened the National Youth Service Corps bye-laws and punishments take effect after final ratification by the Nasarawa State NYSC Governing Board.
The coordinator said the decision to punish the erring corps members was based on the recommendation of the state NYSC Disciplinary Committee.
Sanda advised the outgoing corps members to take advantage of the skills they acquired during their service year, to be self-employed
She also disclosed that nine of the corps members have been marked out for awards for their exemplary performance.
She added that out of the 1706 corps members who passed-out, 897 were males, while 809 were females.