By crossriverwatch admin
About four members of the 2011 Batch C National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, that served in Cross River State died during the their service year, State Coordinator of NYSC, Mr. Nkereke Ibangha has said.
Ibangha who disclosed this at the passing out ceremony of the 2011 Batch C Corps members in Calabar yesterday, expressed sadness at the loss of the young people while serving their father land.
The NYSC State Coordinator said out of 1,997 members who passed out, 20 had distinguished themselves thereby winning the state governor’s award, while 24 won the state governing board chairman’s award.
He however said that two of the corps members would be facing an extension of their service year as sanctions for failing to live up to expectations.
He urged the corps members not to forget the discipline they acquired during their service year, as no future venture or business would succeed without it.
Also speaking at the ceremony, the state Commissioner for Sports and Youths Development, Mr. Patrick Ugbe, urged the corps members to optimally use the acquired creative and productive capacities wherever they go and in whatever they do.
Ugbe, who is also the state chairman of the NYSC governing board, said the spirit of dedication, selflessness and patriotism will spur them to greater heights in the country.
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