Federal Government, gave letters of employment to
173 ex-Corps members for immediate appointment into the various ministries in
the Civil Service. The Federal Civil Service Commission [FCSC] officially
handed over appointment letters to the 173 ex-National Youth Service Corp
[NYSC] who served in 2012, 2013 and 2014 for distinguishing themselves during
their service years.
Presenting the letters to the recipients in Abuja, FCSC Chairman, Deaconess Joan Ayo commended the awardees for exhibiting exemplary conduct and discipline throughout their years in service.
Out of the total of 173 members, 164 got Presidential Awards while the remaining nine were introduced into the scheme via the aegis of Hope Alive, a brainchild of the NYSC. It will be recalled that the Presidential awards was earlier bestowed on the corps members in March this year following the announcement made by Former President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa in Abuja following an induction course which the Corp members undertook two months ago.
According to Director General of the NYSC, Brig-Gen. Johnson Olawunmi, .
In his remarks, NYSC DG told the awardees to see themselves as a mirror of good conduct through which people see the imperative of service to humanity. Olawunmi stressed that the federal government is committed to protecting all serving corps members and even taking care of any unforeseen circumstances that might arise during their service year.
On the nine members who sustained severe injuries during their service years, the NYSC boss quoted President Buhari saying, He assured prospective NYSC members that the scheme would continue to ensure that the corps members who distinguished themselves during the service year would be adequately compensated.