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The National Youths Service Corps, NYSC has sanctioned 17 corps members deployed to Ondo state for acts of Indiscipline.

Those affected were supposed to be part of the 1,712 corps members for 2018 Batch ‘B’ (Stream 1) who passed out on Thursday in Ondo state.

Out of the 17, ten corps member will repeat service for abscondment while seven will have their service year extended.

The Ondo State NYSC Secretariat has however released Certificates of National Service to 1,712 corps members who successfully completed their one year mandatory service to the nation.

The 1,712 corps members made up of 929 males and 792 females, passed out of service at a low key events in all the eighteen Local Governments of the state.

Admonishing the passed out corps members, the State Coordinator, Mrs Grace Akpabio charged them to bring into act, all the practical lessons and trainings they were exposed to right from the orientation camp as regards the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme.

Mrs. Akpabio said, ‘the management of NYSC has invested in your future by gathering together responsible and thoroughbred professionals in various skills and vocations to make your future a guaranteed success’.

The State Coordinator asserted that the service year has provided them with a lifetime opportunity to make a decent living from their sweat and stay away from sharp practices to arrive at the ‘promised land’.

“The successful captains of industries and board room gurus persevere a lot to get to the zenith of their career. I wish to encourage you to have hope that everything will be okay in the end.

A little more effort will get you the desired results. A goal is a dream achieved with prayers, diligence, goal-setting, and following the standards as well as adopting the right attitude”, she said.

The NYSC boss reminded them that Rome was not built in a day and urged them to take one step at a time.

She encouraged them to ‘focus on those things that will earn you more respect and make you role models that people will be looking forward to emulate and not individuals that when their names are mentioned, people do not have anything to do with them”.

The State Coordinator said that as they exit the noble Scheme, they should remain good ambassadors of their families, various institutions of higher learning that trained them as well as NYSC which has moulded them into a better human beings.

“I am proud of your exploits at your various places of primary assignment and the host communities.

You are leaving behind you legacies that will stand the test of time and I am confident that fitting into the society will not pose any challenge or threat to you. ” Akpabio said.

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By Roving

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