- President Buhari has commended some ex-corps members who were exemplary during their service year
- The ex-corps were also given the opportunity to further their education
- The president expressed his confidence in the ability of the former NYSC members to succeed in their service to the nation
President Muhammadu Buhari has given automatic employment to 110 ex-corps members who distinguished themselves during the 2018/2019 National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) service year.
The Nation reported that the president offered the jobs to the ex-corps members during a virtual NYSC honours award ceremony on Thursday, February 11.
The president who joined the virtual event from the banquet hall of the presidential villa, said the 110 youths will get letters of employment from the federal civil service.
He also offered scholarships to the ex-corps members to enable them the pursuit of post-graduate studies up to the doctoral level in any university in Nigeria, in addition to cash rewards.
According to Premium Times, he directed the relevant government agencies to ensure timely implementation of all the incentives for the award recipients.
Buhari congratulated the awardees and urged them to sustain the patriotic zeal that earned them the award.
''On behalf of the Government and the good people of Nigeria, I heartily congratulate those honoured on standing out from their peers in order to merit the honour being bestowed upon them.
‘‘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."
Meanwhile, following the controversy that trailed the death of an NYSC resident officer, the director-general, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has issued a statement.
Ibrahim denied the viral report, saying the staff did not die at the orientation camp in Kano state, as being circulated.
In a report by Channels TV, Ibrahim on Wednesday, February 3, explained that the officer was taken to the isolation center where he, unfortunately, passed away after testing positive for coronavirus.
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