As corps members perform their passing out parades across the states, the Niger State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Hassan M. Taura has disclosed that two corps members of the 2021 Batch ‘B’ Stream 1 lost their lives within the service year.
The disclosure came during the Passing out Parade (PoP) of the 2021 Batch ‘B’ Stream 1 of the Corps which took place at the Bako Kontagora memorial stadium, Minna.
However, details of the affected corps members were not given including the cause of their deaths.
A total of 926 corps members successfully completed the one year mandatory national service and three out of them were found wanting because they absconded from place of primary assignment and are to repeat the national service.
Meanwhile, Niger state government has tasked the out-gone corps members to put into positive use all the skills acquired during the service year for self development and their immediate environment.
Secretary to State Government (SSG), Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, who gave the charge during the PoP of the 921 corps members that successfully completed their mandatory national service year in Niger state also encouraged them to always ‘think Nigeria first’ in whatever they do after NYSC.
Matane urged the ex-corps members to always have a positive outlook on issues affecting Nigeria as a country they can call their own and as well as intensify effort towards contributing their fair quota to her growth and development in whatever capacity they can.
Recall that year in, year out, the Nigerian government engages millions of fresh graduates in the mandatory service to their fatherland before they can go scouting for jobs and other human endeavours.