A total of 32 corps members who served in Lagos in the 2020 Batch ‘A’ will have their national service extended or repeated as punitive measures over misconduct.

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NAN reports that Eddy Megwa, state coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), broke the news during the passing out parade of 5,720 corps members on Thursday.

According to him, some of the affected corps members were not available when needed, while some absconded outrightly.

Megwa, however, did not specify the number to repeat the national service or those whose service will be extended.

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The state coordinator also announced that Oluwatimilehin Adegbite would get a state merit award for exceptional performance.

He commended the Batch ‘A’ corps members, whom he described as ‘Pandemic Batch’, noting that most of them behaved well.

According to him, corps members in the batch spent only 11 days in camp before they were ordered home by NYSC due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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“In spite of that, most of them showed resilience. This 2020 Batch ‘A’ corp members are very unique, they really distinguished themselves individually and as a set. I am highly impressed with their general performance,” he said.

“Even when the nation shut down because of coronavirus and we directed them to go home and work virtually, most of them were still eager to work.

“They started producing hand sanitisers, anti-bactaria handwash, face masks. I am proud to say that corps members in Lagos State made visible impacts in all the LGAs,” he said.

The coordinator added that some corps members donated their allowances to get palliatives for indigent people.

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He advised those who learned skills to make the best use of them in the absence of white-collar jobs.



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