Batch ‘A’ corps members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Kogi numbering about 1,600 were today discharged from their one year service.
File: NYSC members Rev. Adedapo Tayo, the Assistant Director, Press and Public Relations, NYSC, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen in Lokoja.
The passed out corps members received their discharge certificates in the 21 local governments of their primary assignments across the state, reports say.
On his part, Tayo gave thanks to the Almighty God for keeping the lives of the corps members, saying no life was lost during the period under review.
He disclosed that two corps members: Dr Alabi Boluwaji, KG/18A0445 and Seun Oyelude, KG/18A0007, received the State’s Honours award. ”As part of the end of service year activities, the corps members engaged in sanitation projects, visitation to Federal Prisons and Orphanag in the state.”
On Wednesday, the corps members celebrated their end of year programme at the Glass House, in Government House, Lokoja, for impactful and successful service year with several dignitaries in attendance,”
Also, the NYSC Coordinator in the state, Mrs Oludolapo Ahile, described the Batch ‘A’ corps corps members as very unique with outstanding community development initiative projects.
Ahile praised the Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, for providing conducive environment for a peaceful service year through ongoing improvement in the camp facilities.
She also applauded the people of the state for their hospitality toward the corps members and the security agencies for ensuring watertight security strategies for corps members at their locations and lodges.
One of the out gone corps members, Ignatus Ibe, an indigene of Imo State, told NAN that the service year had helped him to know more about the people and culture of Ebira in Kogi central.
“My service year has taught and exposed me to a lot of things and added to my knowledge and experiences,“ he said. Reports have it that the passing out of the Batch “A“ corps members in the state was devoid of the usual match pass among others.