The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Borno state says no fewer than 400 Batch ‘B’ Corps stream II members of the scheme have been discharged after successful completion of their one year service.

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According to NAN, Nura Umar, the state NYSC coordinator, broke the news on Thursday while addressing the outgoing corps members in Maiduguri.

According to him, the corps members would receive their discharge certificates simultaneously.

Umar said that the secretariat held a low key passing-out ceremony to ensure compliance with the COVID-19 protocols for the safety of the corps members and officials.

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He said that the corps members were directed to adhere to the strict use of face mask and wash their hands before coming to the secretariat to receive their discharge certificate.

Umar commended the corps members for their contributions to host communities, including healthcare service delivery and improved the wellbeing of persons affected by insurgency.

He said that the NYSC had offered free medical treatment, conducted test and provided drugs to over 1,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

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He added that other activities conducted by the NYSC included sensitisation campaign at the camp to create awareness on safety and preventive measures against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Umar commended Babagana Zulum, the state governor, for ensuring welfare and safety of the corps members.

He added that the state secretariat was partnering with the security agencies, comprising of the police, Department of State Services (DSS) and army to ensure safety of the corps members.

“We thank God that throughout the service year, we did not record any incident associated with the Boko Haram insurgency,” he said.

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Umar urged the outgoing corps members to be worthy ambassadors of the NYSC scheme and carry the torch of unity and noble service in their future endeavours.



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