FG gives employment, scholarship to NYSC honorees

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo with Fmr. Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (R); DG. NYSC, Mjr. Gen. Sulaiman Kazaure (2nd R); Mr. Solomon Dalong (L) and NYSC awardees
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo with Fmr. Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (R); DG. NYSC, Mjr. Gen. Sulaiman Kazaure (2nd R); Mr. Solomon Dalong (L) and NYSC awardees
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo with Fmr. Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (R); DG. NYSC, Mjr. Gen. Sulaiman Kazaure (2nd R); Mr. Solomon Dalong (L) and NYSC awardees
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo with Fmr. Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (R); DG. NYSC, Mjr. Gen. Sulaiman Kazaure (2nd R); Mr. Solomon Dalong (L) and NYSC awardees

The Federal Government of Nigeria has given immediate employment and scholarships to National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) honorees.

At the combined 2015, 2016 and 2017 President’s NYSC honours awards ceremony held at the Banquet Hall, State House, Abuja and hosted by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, NYSC honorees were given employment.

“I am delighted to be here to address you on this special occasion of the conferment of the President’s NYSC Honours Awards on these worthy young men and women who have diligently served the nation through the National Youth Service Corps,” VP Osinbajo said at the ceremony held on Friday.

“I am especially pleased by the fact that we are gathered here to honour a time-tested tradition; the recognition and celebration of young Nigerians, who by hard work, innovation, sacrifice and selfless service, have distinguished themselves as NYSC members in various States.

“I commend both the Management and Staff of the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the NYSC, for reviving this noble ideal of recognising and rewarding excellence and service of Corps members.

“The NYSC is an indisputable national heritage, established in 1973 by His Excellency and elder statesman, General Yakubu Gowon (retd.), who was just 39 years old at the time, to promote national integration and cohesion.

“Beyond this, the programme has become an important complement to national development, by making available manpower to meet Nigeria’s requirements in education, health, infrastructure development and many other areas.

“The NYSC is an indisputable national heritage, established in 1973 by His Excellency and elder statesman, General Yakubu Gowon, who was just 39 years old at the time, to promote national integration and cohesion.

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He then went on to honour the corps members. “In line with our policy of encouraging and rewarding excellence among our youths, I hereby announce immediate employment into the Federal Civil Service for all the Award winners today.

“In addition, the Federal Government offers each one of you automatic scholarships up to Doctorate level in any Nigerian University of your choice.

“I commend the National Selection Committee for the painstaking and rigorous process that brought these young men and women to national limelight.

“The entire nation owes a huge debt of gratitude to the managers of the NYSC, and successive batches of Corps members, for the patriotic zeal with which you have collectively implemented the cardinal programmes of the scheme over the past four and a half decades.