A total of 928 Batch ‘B’ Stream ‘1’ Corps Members have completed their one-year compulsory service in Ebonyi State.
Speaking during the passing out parade on Thursday at Pa Ngele Oruta Township Stadium, Abakaliki, Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, congratulated the outgoing corps members on their successful completion of the service year and commended their positive impacts on the development of the state.
Represented by the State Commissioner for Youth Development and Sports, Hon Charles Akpuenika, implored the outgoing Corps Members to remain steadfast in their commitment to the cause of nation-building while they pursue ways up to the ladder of life in the larger society.
“Ebonyi State congratulates you on your successful completion of the service year, which you enthusiastically responded to with patriotism, discipline and commitment over the past twelve months.
“I have no doubt, therefore, that your knowledge and diligence have impacted positively on the pupils, students, your host communities and establishments where you served.
The Governor urged them to explore and take advantage of the value reorientation and wealth creation programmes especially entrepreneurship skills to better themselves.
The NYSC State Coordinator, Mrs Bamai Mercy, in her address, congratulated the 2021 Batch ‘B’ Stream ‘I’ Corps Members for the successful completion of their service year on a good note.
Mrs Bamai, however, disclosed that 32 corps members comprising 15 males and 55 females would repeat the whole service year, while 12 others including 6 males and 66 females would serve an extension of service ranging from one to four months on half-pay.
The State Coordinator said that the offences of the corps members were ranging from abscondment from service, unauthorized journeys and other miscellaneous violations of the NYSC rules, and expressed confidence that the punishment would serve as a deterrent to others.
Bamai commended the remarkable achievements of the corps members in their places of primary assignment as well as in the area of Community Development Services in the state.
She charged the ex-corps members to keep the NYSC flag flying, by continuing to be good citizens of the scheme and the country at large.
“It is, therefore, my privilege to state without any fear of contradictions that they have performed creditably well, and thus deserve the honour being given to them today,” She said.