2 NYSC members die, 3 to repeat service year in Sokoto
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on March 3, 2023
Two National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members have died, while the scheme imposed a repeat of service year on three others for allegedly absconding from duty in Sokoto state.
The NYSC Coordinator in the state, Alhaji Usman Yakubu-Yaro, disclosed this at the presentation of certificates to 2022 Batch ‘A’ Stream II Corps members today in Sokoto.
Yakubu-Yaro said that six other corps members had their services extended by different periods for offences of absenteeism, among others.
He said that the scheme had zero tolerance for truancy and those caught engaging in such would be sanctioned appropriately.
According to him, a total of 763 corps members successfully completed the service during the period and two received the prestigious Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar awards for outstanding contributions to the development of their host communities.