From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano
No fewer than 72 corps members are to face disciplinary measures in Kano state for committing various offences during their one year compulsory service.
Speaking during the Batch A passing out parade held at Kano Pillars Stadium on Thursday, the state Coordinator of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Hajiya Aisha Tata Mohammed, expressed regret that Master Sirajo Lawal lost his life during his service year in Kano.
According to her, the dead would have been among the 2494 Nigerian graduates who successfully completed their one year compulsory service.
She said the state recorded 36 absconded corps members, adding that 72 members would be disciplined for various offences.
She said their punishment will range from extension of service between two weeks to five months and or outright repeat of service.
She, however, commended the state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, for his unflinching support, urging his government not to relent in this laudable gesture .
She further disclosed that, “at the end of their orientation ,these corps members were posted to four critical areas of Health, Education ,Agriculture and infrastructure in the nook and cranny of the 44 Local Government Areas of the state.”
In his speech on the occasion, Ganduje who was represented by the state Commissioner for Information, Comrade Muhammad Garba, said, “today’s ceremony has indicated that our prayers for collective dreams of national unity, ,peace and development is successful.”
According to him, the government of Kano state is vigorously embarking on some critical priority projects ,such as extension of basic infrastructures, free and compulsory basic education alongside positive expansion of tertiary education and agriculture to avail the citizens and visitors full opportunities for self -fulfilment.
“While I assure the NYSC management that our Government would continue to be committed to welfare provisions and security of corps members in Kano state, I also urged all corps members to contribute meaningfully to the development of their host communities and the nation at large where they may find themselves,” he added.