See Their Names President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday granted automatic employment and scholarship to 110 former members of the National Youth Service Corps.
The lucky ex-corps members, who distinguished themselves during their service year, are to be absorbed into the Federal Civil Service based on Buhari’s directive.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement titled, ‘President Buhari offers automatic employment, scholarship to 110 ex-corps members’. Adesina said the President announced the reward, which included cash at the virtual 2018/2019 President’s NYSC honours award, held at the Conference Centre of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
“President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday, offered automatic employment to 110 ex-corps members in the Federal Civil Service and scholarships for the pursuit of post-graduate studies up to doctoral level in any university in Nigeria,” the statement read in part. Adesina quoted the President as directing relevant government agencies to ensure timely implementation of all the incentives for the award recipients.
The President said, “It is noteworthy that the young men and women being honoured have excelled in the four cardinal programmes of the scheme, namely: orientation course, primary assignment, community development service and winding-up/passing-out, which formed the basis of assessment for the honours award.
“You have proved yourselves worthy ambassadors of your respective families and the National Youth Service Corps. I am very proud of you and confident that the Award shall spur you to greater service to the Nation and humanity.
“Through the scheme, walls of ethnic stereotypes are pulled down, and bridges of unity built, especially with enduring friendships and relationships resulting from healthy interactions during the service year.” For the 2018 set, Anyaogu Rejoice, who emerged first, served in Taraba State. Anyaogu won the National Council of Women Societies Award for the Best Female Corps Member in Community Development.
Dr Eze Victor, who served in Jigawa State, came first in the 2019 set, while Odion Eseohen took the 2nd position in NCWS Award for Best Female Corps Member in Community Development.