The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has said that 19 of the currently serving corps members in Delta state will have to repeat the exercise.
The NYSC accused them of absconding from their service-year programme and would repeat it whenever they presented themselves to the authority.
He, however, said that three corps members who distinguished themselves in their primary places of assignment during the service year had been selected for recognition and awards. He said that two of them, who belonged to Stream 1 would receive the Chairman’s Award while one would be conferred with the state Honours Award during the 2017 Batch A Stream 11 passing out parade.
He said that the recognition and awards were also in line with the policy of the scheme. He further advised the corps members to go home and re-unite with their families after a meritorious service to the nation.
Also, Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, who was represented by the Commissioner for Youth Development, Mr Oghenejaro Ilolo, admonished the corps members not to be deterred by security challenges and unemployment.
The governor told the corps members that their participation and experience in the scheme was to equip them with the necessary skills and strategies for survival as adults in a competitive world.