168 ex corps granted automatic employment by Nigeria President

Employment were given to 168 ex-corps members by the Nigeria President Buhari and also a scholarships up to Doctorate level in Nigerian universities of their choice.
This was presented to the ex-corps at the combined 2015/2016/2017 President’s NYSC Honours Award which took place at the State House Banquet Hall, Abuja, April 26th.
The Vice President,Yemi Osinbajo, representing President Buhari said the awardees would be included into the Federal Civil Service.
Also 15 ex-corps who suffered disability during their service year were also recognised under the NYSC Hope Alive programme. There was also the National Council for Women Affairs Award to three best female awardees.
Osinbajo said
“The fact that they have gone through these harrowing personal injuries and are still determined to engage the future with hope and confidence is proof that they will still experience the joys of great success and fulfillment. To all of today’s honorees, let me make it clear that you are not just the future of this country, but also its present. You must all see yourselves as the leaders that you are; but leadership comes with responsibilities and continuous sacrifice. The successes you have achieved and are being rewarded for today, should inspire you to even greater feats, in your various spheres of influence. I therefore charge you all to continue to be the light for others to follow, whilst also seeing yourselves as lifelong ambassadors of the NYSC.
In line with our policy of encouraging and rewarding excellence among our youth, I hereby announce the immediate employment into the Federal Civil Service of all the Award winners and beneficiaries of the NYSC Hope Alive Programme. In addition, the Federal Government hereby offers each of you automatic scholarships up to Doctorate level in any Nigerian University of your choice,”.
The President’s NYSC Honours Award was instituted in 1974 to encourage corps members to contribute to the overall national development by embarking on community development projects.

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