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In Nasarawa, seven corps members face disciplinary measures

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SEVEN corps members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Nasarawa State are to face disciplinary measures for committing various offences during their service year.

Zainab Isah, NYSC Coordinator in the state, who made this known in Lafia, during the Passing out Parade for the 2017 Batch “B” Stream II corps members, said the affected corps members would face punishment after final ratification by the Nasarawa State NYSC Governing Board.

She said that some of them may face the possibility of having their service year extended by various periods for contravening the NYSC bye-laws.

“Some corps members erred during the service year. We have seven corps members that have disciplinary cases.

“Some of them missed the monthly allowances because they embarked on unauthorised journeys and others left their places of primary assignment without permission among other offences.

“For those who absconded, the allowances they missed were what would be used to pay them as they served their punishment and the period of the extension depended on the gravity of the misconduct,” she explained.

The coordinator said the decision to punish the erring corps members was based on the recommendation of the state NYSC Disciplinary Committee.

She added that it, however, had to be ratified by the NYSC Governing Board.

“We have a committee on corps discipline, comprising all Assistant Directors and all heads of branches in the secretariat.

“This body looked into the cases and invited the corps members concerned to defend themselves.

“At the end, a decision was taken strictly in accordance with our laws but the decision takes effect after the NYSC Governing Board has ratified it,” Isah added.

She advised the 524 corps members comprising 340 males and 184 females, who were passing out, to take advantage of the skills they acquired during their service year for self-employment.

Isah thanked the state government for supporting NYSC and pleaded that corps members, who performed exceptionally and made significant impact in their primary assignments should be absorbed in the state’s civil service.

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