By Thompson Yamput
The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) in Kogi on Thursday disciplined nine corps members out of the 699 members of the 2021 Batch B Stream Il that passed out in the state.
Mrs Mofoluwasho Williams, Kogi NYSC Coordinator, said this during a low-key passing-out ceremony held in Lokoja.
The coordinator explained that three of the corps members only came to Kogi, registered and absconded but must come back and serve, while six had their services extended for various offences.
“Out of the 699 corps members passing out today, two of them excelled and bagged the Award of Gov. Yahaya Bello.
“We thank God that 690 of the members successfully completed their service year and would be going out.
“As good ambassadors of NYSC, we expect you to go out their and do as proud by displaying the good virtues inculcated in you within the one year of their service.
“You must be disciplined and always exhibit such because without discipline you can’t be a good leader
“You must avoid the societal vices such as drug abuse, cybercrime, trafficking and Advanced- Fee – Fraud for a decent living,” she said.
Williams expressed the hope that in future the corps members would be leaders in their various disciplines or offices.
She appealed to employers of labour across the country to consider corps members when planning their budgets for better remuneration.
According to her, core employers are NYSC partners and critical stakeholders and so should open their doors for the corps members to, not only gain employments but good remuneration, considering the biting global economic recession.