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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has said that employer of labour under the scheme that connives with corps members to engage in truancy during the service year will be blacklisted.
Lagos State Coordinator of the Scheme, Mr. Mohammed Momoh said this during the closing ceremony of the NYSC 2017 Batch B Stream 2 Orientation Course Exercise at Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos.
Mr. Momoh admonished the corps members to adhere to the rules and regulations of the scheme as erring members would be sanctioned in line with NYSC bye-laws.
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He said that some employers under the scheme, who think they were being compassionate, sometimes connive with corps members to breach the rules and regulations of the scheme.
“A situation where, you are compassionate and you allow corps members to be absent without valid reason and without approval is not in the best interest of national service or the best of productivity of that young Nigerian.
“These are young men and women put under their supervision for them to mentor positively.
“I know that we have informally engaged them to tell them that what they are doing is not right.
“We hope the situation will not repeat itself because if it does, such persons will be blacklisted,” Mr. Momoh commented.
Momoh said the corps members had undergone training in military drills, leadership skills, martial arts, Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED), managerial and career building skills.
“Dear compatriots in national service, I want to assure you that the scheme and the nation is proud of you.
“You have been exposed to skills that are geared toward nation building as you are expected to positively impact on your host communities in various ways.
“You are to also bring out your ingenuity, creativity and innovation to help overcome the challenges of our dear nation, he said.
The state coordinator urged the corps members to lead by example as individuals exuding integrity, patriotism, honesty and humility.
“I want to encourage you to be a reflection of all that is patriotic and virtuous.
“Let service and humility be your watch word,” he said.
According to Vanguard report, Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State urged the corps members to imbibe the spirit of hard work and commitment as they report to their places of primary assignments and host communities.
Ambode was represented by the Lagos State Commissioner for Special Duties and Inter -Governmental Relations, Mr Oluseye Oladejo.
“The secret of hard work is to love what you do and do it the way you would, even if you were not going to be paid.
“It is this secret that guarantees the enthusiasm that translates into competence, efficiency and effectiveness, ” he said.
The closing ceremony for the 2017 Batch 'B' Stream Two Corps Members' Orientation Exercise was held today nationwide.
Meanwhile the Prospective Corps Members (PCMs) of NYSC 2018 Batch A Stream 1 and 2 await the timetable (which will contain: 2018/2019 NYSC Registration, mobilization, call-up letter, orientation camp date etc for 2018 Batch A PCMs) from the scheme management.