From Noah Ocheni, Lokoja
Arrangements have been concluded to honour five outgoing corps members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) by Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, for outstanding performance during their service year.
A statement by the Assistant Director Press, NYSC Kogi State, Rev. AdedapoTayo, said the five corps members out of the total number of 1,400 Corps in the 2019 Batch B, Stream 1, distinguished themselves in their places of primary assignment.
The statement explained that the passing out programme, scheduled to hold on Thursday May 28, nation-wide will be a low-key programme with the distribution of Certificates of Service at each local government Secretariat in line with the protocol of COVID -19 Social distancing.
According to Tayo, the corps members which include: Alo Iyabo Favor KG/19B/0563, Ogunleye Sileola Odunyo KG/19B/0300, Olatoya Toyosi Janet KG/19B/0435, Jegede Temitope Emmanuel KG/19B/0002 and Olorike Egbemolimi Clementina KG/19B/0141, contributed impactfully in viable community development projects.
He explained that the NYSC Award Committee had noted their sterling performance right from the orientation camp, and they had also distinguished themselves in their places of primary assignment and contributed in viable community development projects.
”They had good synergy with the Ministry of Education as classroom teachers. This set of corps members have valuable contributions to the health sector through the services of Corps Doctors, Pharmacists, and other Paramedics,” Tayo said.
He pointed out that the State Coordinator of NYSC, Mr Olayiwola Lasaki, had justified the reasons for the nationwide low-key passing out programme with the distribution of certificates of Service at the local Government Secretariat in line with the protocol of COVID -19 Social distancing.
According to Tayo, the state coordinator thanked Governor Yahaya Bello for effective security of lives and property of corps members, adding that the gesture has encouraged the achievement of the NYSC goals and objectives during the service year.