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68 Lagos Corps Members To Repeat Youth Service

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Not less than 68 members of the 2019 Stream 1 Batch B corps members in Lagos State would be repeating their service year.

This was revealed by the Lagos State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Eddy Megwa while speaking during the passing out parade ceremony of the Corpers.

According to Megwa, 3 Corpers out of the 6,196 posted to the state put out outstanding performances in the course of their service year.

He explained that the 68 Corps members who would be repeating their service year would be doing so because they did not adhere to some of the rules establishing the NYSC.

“ We are happy to come to a successful end of the service year for Stream 1, Batch B in Lagos State, indeed it has been an eventful year for the corps members.

“To those 68 who would be repeating the year, it is simply because they have gone against the rules of the NYSC and hence they would repeat their service year.”

It would be recalled that two months out of the Batch B’s one service year were disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic that forced almost all the areas of human existence to be put on hold.

While talking about this, Mega stressed that despite that fact, the federal government still paid the Corps Members monthly allowances.

He added that the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu wrote the outstanding Corps Members a letter of commendation for making the state proud and showing huge patriotism to the state and the nation at large. 

It would be recalled that the first orientation camping for the NYSC fresh intakes for 2020 was aborted because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

After spending a few days at the various orientation camps across Nigeria, the newly inducted Corpers were asked to go straight to their Places of Primary Assignment, PPA, after which they were to return home.

This was seen as a quick precautionary measures to protect them against contracting the virus while serving their country.

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