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NYSC To Sanction Employers Aiding Abscondment, Absenteeism Of Corps Members 


NYSC To Sanction Employers Aiding Abscondment, Absenteeism Of Corps Members 

By Onuminya Ochowechi In Sokoto

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has said it will now sanction employers found culpable aiding and abetting evasion of service and other misconducts among corps members posted to their organization to carry out their primary assignment.

Director General of NYSC Brig Gen Ibrahim Shuaibu gave the warning on Wednesday in Sokoto during the 2021 NYSC /Corps Employers Workshop aimed at fashioning collective improvement on welfare and productivity for corps members.

Represented by the acting director procurement Madam Ambekemo Eniola , Shuaibu said the scheme has increased the number of regular inspection of corps members.at their place of primary assignment (PPA) to ensure that absentee corps members are duly sanctioned.

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“In this regard , the scheme would not spare corps members employers or other persons found liable in aiding and abetting absenteeism and absconding from service by corps members.

Shuaibu further warned against rejection of posted corps members particularly Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies.

The workshop with the theme optimizing the NYSC /Corps Employers Partnership For National Development In The Context Of New Normal held simultaneously across the 36 stated of the federation and Federal capital.
The NYSC Boss highlighted some shortcomings to include delaying applying or not applying for the services of corps members and expecting them to be posted.

He however stated that before the commencement of the orientation course corps employers were expected to submit requests for corps members stating the number , discipline and others specifications that would assist the scheme in carry out posting to.place of primary assignment.

Earlier the chairperson board of governing council of NYSC in the state and permanent secretary ministry of youth and sport Hajia Amina Jakada represented by Director in the ministry Alhaji Abdullahi Maishanu said the state   is committed to welfare of corps members posted to the state.

He further disclosed that Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has directed Ministries , Departments  and Agencies in the state not to reject any corps members posted to them.

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