The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has on Thursday disclosed the reason behind its decision to hold full ceremonial Passing Out Parade (POP) for the outgoing Corps members in Niger state.
According to the Niger State Coordinator, Theresa Ibukun Arokoyo, the full ceremonial passing out parade was suspended across the country because NYSC could not assure the security of the corps members but now, the security has greatly improved across the country.
Speaking at the Passing Out Ceremony of 1,947 Corps members of the 2017 Batch ‘A’ Stream One, the Arokoyo said, “due to security issues, we had to suspend the passing out parade. While we have strict security during orientation, security could not be guaranteed during the passing out ceremonies, that is why it was suspended.
“However, our country is getting better, security has improved, that is why the NYSC decided to have ceremonial passing out parade for the 2017 Batch ‘A’ Stream One Corps Members.”
It would be recalled that in October 2016 and December 2017, the NYSC in a bid to ensure the safety of the outgoing corps members announced a low key passing out ceremony nationwide.