Thursday 28 August 2014
Fake NYSC Members Sacked From Camp
Authorities of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Niger State, northcentral Nigeria, have thrown 281 fake corps members out of the orientation camp.
Mr. Steven Ehoda-adi, the state’s coordinator of NYSC, disclosed this Tuesday while speaking to journalists shortly after the closing ceremony of the 2014 Batch B orientation exercise in Paiko.
He said the 281 fake corps members identified at the state orientation camp were sent out of the camp after they failed to present their call-up letters.
Ehoda-adi said those affected had nothing to show as having qualified for admission into the camp.
According to him, some of them said they lost their letters when they were attacked by armed robbers on their way to Minna, others claimed to have misplaced them, while some presented photocopies of the letters which he said was not acceptable.
Only 3,259 batch B corps members on Tuesday successfully completed their three weeks orientation in the state.
Also, another 230 corps members comprising pregnant and nursing mothers were disallowed from taking part in the normal routine during the three weeks orientation exercise.
Declaring the orientation camp closed, Governor Mua’zu Babangida Aliyu of Niger State said despite the insecurity in the country occasioned by the activities of the Boko Haram, the unity of the country was not negotiable.
He said though insurgency was threatening the relative peace in some parts of the country, the activities of the Boko Haram sects would soon be brought to an end.