From Austine Tule, Makurdi
National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members found wanting of misconduct, impersonation and noncompliance with camp rules shall be sanctioned.
Shicha Simon Joshua, who is the NYSC Benue State Coordinator gave the hint during the opening ceremony of NYSC Batch C Stream II Orientation Course at the service’s Permanent Orientation Camp Wunnune, Benue State.
915 corps members comprising 413 males and 502 females have been registered already. 1, 100 young Nigerian graduates drawn from across the counntry are expected to participate in the 21 days orientation programme in Benue State.
And Shicha has warned that any form of insurbodination, breaking of camp rules and other acts that are likely to negatively affect the reputation of the scheme will attract sanctions.
“In the course of orientation programme, any corp member found wanting will face the Camp Court for review of the offence for appropriate action including decamping, while offences during service year attract sanctions including extension of service,” Shicha told reporters.
Meanwhile, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has congratulated the corps members for the successful completion of their studies and urged them to discard whatever anxiety due to the numerous challenges confronting the country.
The Governor who was represented by the Commissioner in charge of Youth and Sport Ministry Ladi Ajene Isegbe, therefore, urged the corps members to serve their fatherland with unreserved loyalty and dedication.
He noted that NYSC is a platform that provides young Nigerians the opportunity to showcase their intellectual and creative ingenuity in contributing their quota to nation building anywhere they may find themselves.
Honourable Justice Polycarp Kwahar, on behalf of the Chief Judge of Benue State Honourable Justice Aondoaver Kaka’an administered oath of allegiance on the corp members.
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