President Muhammadu Buhari granted 65 former members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) automatic employment in the Federal Civil Service.
President Buhari, who made the announcement on Thursday in Abuja, also awarded the corp members scholarships to support their educational pursuits up to the Doctorate Degree level at any university in the country.
Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, shared this development in a statement titled “President Buhari grants 65 ex-corps members automatic employment, lists achievements of NYSC at 50.”
During the NYSC 50th Anniversary Honours Award ceremony held at the State House Conference Centre, Buhari highlighted that out of the 65 recipients, 52 individuals received the Presidential Honours Awards, while the remaining 13 were physically challenged ex-Corps members recognized under the NYSC Hope Alive program.
He also recognized the top award winners, granting them a cash prize of N250,000, while other award recipients, including physically challenged ex-Corps members under the NYSC Hope Alive Programme, received N200,000 each.
To ensure the implementation of this employment offer and scholarship grants, the President issued a directive to the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, the Federal Civil Service Commission, and the Minister of Education.
President Buhari also used the occasion to pay tribute to Corps Members from the batches being honoured, who lost their lives under various circumstances while serving the nation.
‘‘But for their transitioning, some of them might have been here today as part of the honourees. May God grant their souls peaceful repose. They remain our heroes and heroines. The Nation shall continue to remember their sacrifices towards building a strong, indivisible and egalitarian entity,’’ he said.
The President also sympathized with the ex-Corps Members who sustained varying degrees of disability during the service year, acknowledging their significant sacrifices for the progress of the country and assuring them that the nation stands in solidarity with them. ‘‘Your labour shall not be in vain,’’ he said.
KanyiDaily recalls that President Muhammadu Buhari recently made some fresh appointments barely twelve (12) days to hand over to the president-elect, Bola Tinubu.