The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) says it has extended the service year of 33 Corps members serving in Nasarawa State for abandoning their places of primary assignment during the service year.
The State coordinator in the State, Abdullahi Jikamshi, made this known in Lafia on Thursday during the Passing-out Parade of 2021.
He however commended the outgoing corps members.
He said. “I wish you God’s grace as you enter into the labour market, may you be highly favoured”.
“For those of you who have decided to be entrepreneurs and not job seekers, may you be equally fruitful in your endeavours”.
Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi who was represented by Lucky Yargwa, the state Commissioner for Youths and Sports Development, Sule State applauded the outgoing corps members for their invaluable service to the state.
According to him, the many life-transforming projects carried out by them had contributed to the development of many communities.
“In some cases, a number of you stepped down life-changing skills you acquired through the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme of the NYSC, teaching members of your host communities the skills that will empower them economically.
We acknowledged the role played by you in the state’s health sector, including the NYSC Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers programme.
Under the auspices of this programme, you are complementing our efforts towards ensuring that our people have access to basic medical care in no small measure,” he said.