Written by on February 12, 2021

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday offered automatic employment to one hundred and ten ex-Corps members with the Federal Civil Service and Scholarships for the pursuit of post graduate studies up to doctorate level in any universities in Nigeria.

Speaking at the virtual 2018/2019 President’s National Youth Service Corps honours award ceremony held at the State House Conference Centre, Abuja, President Buhari also announced cash rewards for the ex-corps members.

He directed the relevant government agencies to ensure timely implementation of all the incentives for the award recipients.      

The President urged the honourees to sustain the patriotic zeal that earned them the award.

President Buhari also used the occasion to commend the founding fathers of the 48 year old scheme, notably General Yakubu Gowon, who joined the occasion virtually.

He stressed that NYSC has remained a bastion of national unity and integration by exposing our youth to diverse cultures and traditions.

In another development, Justice Adenike Akinpelu of the Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin has convicted a serving corps member, Sam Abiola and one Adebiyi Sodiq.

They were arraigned for offences bordering on attempted cheat and love scam by the Ilorin Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Justice Akinpelu in her judgement sentenced the accused persons to six months imprisonment with an option of one hundred thousand Naira fine each.

The Judge ordered that the convicts phones and laptops used as instruments to perpetrate the crime be forfeited to the federal government.

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